Will Jordan Love be the backup QB in 2020?
Even analysts optimistic Jordan Love can become a future star won’t be expecting him to enter training camp without some areas of his game he needs to work on. Love needs time to develop and learn, which he’ll get in Green Bay. He can absolutely be the future, but what will his role be in the short term?
Love, like all rookies around the league, has missed some valuable one-on-one time on-field with the coaches, and with only a month to go until the regular season, it’ll be difficult for him to get up to speed with a new offense so quickly. Practice reps are important, and the more he gets over the next few years, the better.
But don’t forget about Tim Boyle, who backed up Aaron Rodgers last year. Had the offseason gone ahead as normal, there would’ve been a good battle for the No. 2 job at training camp. But without that time, there’s a good chance Boyle will be kept on the roster. Especially during a pandemic with so much uncertainty ahead in the new season.
It’s going to be interesting to see how Love looks in a Packers uniform for the first time, and what his first impressions are as he develops his game. And importantly, what role will he have in his rookie season?