Green Bay Packers Quarterback Aaron Rodgers praised Jordan Love, his possible heir. At least he’s better than Brett Favre in that regard.
Rodgers missed the entire preseason, and for good reason — he’s back-to-back MVPs — he’s entitled to do what he wants.
But that doesn’t mean he doesn’t watch. No. 12 watched every preseason game with a keen eye from the sidelines. Like head coach Matt LaFleur, he was impressed with the performance of third-year quarterback Jordan Love.
“I’m always on the little things Chatter,” Rogers said via Ryan Wood of the Green Bay Press-Gazette. “Reading and stuff, just understanding the attack, I think he’s definitely the master of the attack. But it’s just the little things that really help him level up, a lot of it is footwork and little things like arm angles in running moves, goalie fakes, hard Action fakes, running solutions and RPO games to help marry running games. That’s what I like to see.”
Stats show Love hasn’t made much progress, but we’ll trust Rodgers as he doesn’t have the responsibility to make comments like Lafleur’s .
Packers: Aaron Rodgers honors Jordan Love
Dare I say Rogers is almost directing love!
Do not. 12 is handled very differently from Brett Favre, the previous signal caller. If anything, Favre is remote. That’s the best case. Favre, like many veteran quarterbacks, was unhappy when Green Bay drafted his successor and expected him to play the role of mentor.
The two Packers did a great job but were lukewarm at the time. Mike McCarthy changed Rodgers’ mechanics in his third year, giving him full control of the pro-level position.
This is #Packers QBs Aaron Rodgers (2007) and Jordan Love (2022) in their third year of preseason in the NFL play ball.
Just came across this Rodgers clip and paired it with Love’s touchdown against the Dubs last week.
— Kyle Malzhan (@KyleMalzhan) August 25, 2022
These things take time. Given Rodgers’ recent success, Love has barely played time, but the end is near. LaFleur insists that Love’s plan was to put Love in power when Rodgers left.
Small wins like this can go a long way in determining whether the transition is a success.