With Aaron Rodgers not reporting to OTAs, the Green Bay Packers are giving 2020 first-round pick Jordan Love all the reps he needs to be ready. Love hasn’t been consistent with those reps, making it difficult for the Packers to get a clear picture about what they have at quarterback. Regardless, Love believes he’ll be ready when the time comes.
"A hundred percent," Love said when asked if he is prepared to be the Week 1 starter. "Obviously, this is a time where I'm getting a lot of extremely valuable reps that I might not have been getting in a normal circumstance. So I'm just going to take it day by day. ... But yeah, that's what I'm here for. I was drafted here to play quarterback, so I'll definitely be ready Week 1."
A couple days ago, Love struggled in practice. He failed to complete a two-minute drill and had several issues with his accuracy.
Then overnight, it seemed like Love fixed his issues and was the talk of the town.
Love’s inconsistency is typical for a young quarterback, but it provides issues for a team that was in the NFC Championship game last year and is in “win-now mode.”
The Packers are still favored by WynnBET to win the NFC North with -300 odds. However, Green Bay still has an unknown commodity at the most important position on the field. Even if Love is passable, the drop off from Aaron Rodgers to him will be significant. Inconsistency at quarterback will not only ruin the chances of the Packers making a playoff run, but even winning the division.
The Packers need to hope that every rep Love takes is an instant learning moment. Although Love says he’ll be ready, he needs to be ready to back up his words and not let the team down come Week 1.