Much has been made about Aaron Rodgers’ future with the Green Bay Packers, especially following the team’s decision to draft Jordan Love last year.
But despite Love being his potential replacement, Rodgers has been helping him develop his game over the past year.
Talking to reporters on Wednesday, the reigning MVP had high praise for Love’s work and how he’s improved areas of his game from last year.
“J-Lo by nature is a quiet guy, and I really enjoy the way he goes about his work time,” Rodgers said. “He may not ask a ton of questions but I know he’s watching.”
“Watching him from last year, this year, you can just see that he’s been honing the craft and working on his timing, and his tempo, and his drops, and his balance.”
It’s great to see Rodgers take the role of mentor at times with the young quarterbacks on the roster, something he’s done throughout his time in Green Bay.
It’s also unsurprising when it comes to Love. Rodgers has been in Love’s shoes when the Packers drafted him while Brett Favre was still playing back in 2005. He understands the situation Love finds himself in, and wants to help him develop his game.
Love gets another full season to watch Rodgers, learn from him, and also get in valuable practice reps during training camp and the preseason. It’s in these moments Love will be able to improve his game with the possibility of starting a year or two from now.
If Rodgers is traded at the end of this season, the two years Love got to work with him will be so valuable to his development, just as Rodgers learned a lot from Favre.
It’s great to hear Rodgers talk about Love’s improvements, which shows he’s putting the work in to develop his game while also listening to the advice given to him.
Love will be the number one player to watch when he takes the field in preseason later this month.