Packers: Three takeaways from first training camp practice

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3. First practice for Jordan Love

First-round pick Jordan Love practiced with the Packers for the first time. It was his first opportunity to work alongside the coaches and learn from one of the greatest quarterbacks in the history of the game, Tim Boyle.

Joking aside, it’s going to take something special for Boyle not to make the roster as the backup quarterback behind Aaron Rodgers. According to ESPN’s Rob Demovsky, Love went third in the order of QB reps, with Boyle remaining second.

This isn’t surprising. Love was drafted for the future, and the longer he’s given to work on his game and be coached, the better. And without an offseason program at the team facility this year, expectations should be low in his first season.

“He’s very natural,” Matt LaFleur said after practice on Saturday. “There’s a lot to clean up right now. He’s a young quarterback learning a new system. How specific we are with the footwork, I think that takes time.”

LaFleur added that he thinks it’s just a “matter of time before he can pick up the mechanics”.

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Love needs time to develop. Beginning his NFL career with no pressure to start as the number three quarterback would be a good move. And in time, he can develop into a great QB. It’s going to be interesting to see how he improves over the coming months.