2. QB Jordan Love
It has been Jordan Love’s best summer with the Packers.
Love hasn’t had many opportunities in the regular season as the backup quarterback, but he has still improved his game from his rookie season.
After a good performance at Family Night, head coach Matt LaFleur spoke about Love’s development this summer.
“I think he’s much more in rhythm,” said Matt LaFleur. “There’s more decisiveness. I think you see it in his footwork.”
It’s one thing to do it on the practice field, but if he can back up his good work with an impressive preseason performance, it will be a great sign.
Will Love continue to make good decisions? Will he be accurate? What will he do when under pressure from opposing edge rushers?
It’s tough to simulate live game reps. On Friday against the 49ers, Love will get to play plenty of snaps.
It’s unlikely Aaron Rodgers will be active for the preseason opener and it’s possible he won’t play in the preseason at all. The extra reps will be valuable for Love’s development.
If Rodgers retires next year, Love could be QB1 in 2023. These preseason reps are important in his development. Love is a player to watch this week.