With any young player, there will be ups and downs. On the opening day of minicamp, there were reports that Green Bay Packers‘ second-year QB Jordan Love struggled with accuracy.
The same couldn’t be further from the truth during Wednesday’s practice.
On Twitter, ESPN’s Rob Demovsky noted some impressive plays by Love at practice. That included hitting AJ Dillon on a wheel route that went 30 yards, a free play that went to Allen Lazard for 45 yards, a deep corner route to Juwann Winfee for 30 yards, and a deep sideline shot to Aaron Jones for 30 yards.
Demovsky even added that Love was so impressive that tight ends coach Justin Outten “started fanning him”.
It’s great to hear that Love bounced back from yesterday’s practice by impressing today. It shows that patience is required as there are going to be good moments and bad ones as he develops his game and gains experience.
As Lombardi Ave’s Daire Carragher noted, it’s important to find some balance. Don’t get too concerned when Love struggles, but equally don’t get carried away when he’s on fire. It’s all part of the process as Love develops his game.
What is absolutely correct is that this practice time will be huge for Love.
Had Aaron Rodgers attended OTAs and now minicamp, Love wouldn’t be getting nearly as many reps with the first-team offense. He’s now getting to learn from his mistakes and build confidence from the good moments. This is incredibly valuable practice time for the 2020 first-round pick.
There will be days when Love struggles with accuracy and others when he lights up the defense. We have to expect this.
Maybe he’ll be the Packers’ starting quarterback in 2021. Maybe in 2022. For now, all that matters is he’s at Packers minicamp getting valuable reps and working on his game each day.