Green Bay Packers quarterback Jordan Love has grabbed headlines over the first three weeks of the season, propelling the Packers to a 2-1 start and leading a thrilling come-from-behind victory over the New Orleans Saints last Sunday.
While many are remaining cautiously optimistic about Love given his mixed statistics, Packers running back Aaron Jones is loving what he is seeing from the youngster.
“He doesn’t get rattled. He doesn’t get shook. He’s always poised,” said Aaron Jones, via the IKE Packers Podcast. “This guy is the right guy for this.”
Love certainly looked the part in Week 3, when he led Green Bay back from a 17-0 fourth-quarter deficit in an 18-17 win over the Saints. Love threw a critical touchdown pass and guided multiple key drives in the rally.
The 24-year-old is in his first season as the Packers’ full-time starting quarterback following the departure of future Hall-of-Famer Aaron Rodgers this past spring.
Love has some pretty huge shoes to fill, and he has done an admirable job thus far, throwing seven touchdowns and just one interception over the first three games.
However, Love has also shown some warts, as he is completing just 53.1 percent of his throws. As a matter of fact, he went just 22-for-44 in the victory over New Orleans.
That being said, growing pains are expected for the Bakersfield, Ca. native, so the fact that Love has produced some varied results thus far should not come as much of a surprise.
Jordan Love, who played his collegiate football at Utah State, was originally selected by the Packers with the 26th overall pick of the 2020 NFL Draft.
It was a controversial selection given that Rodgers was still under center at the time, much in the same way that Rodgers was a polarizing pick back in 2005 when Brett Favre was Green Bay’s signal-caller.
The Packers will take on the Detroit Lions in a pivotal NFC North clash on Thursday night.