Nobody expects Jordan Love to become the next Aaron Rodgers in his first season as the Green Bay Packers starting quarterback.
But Packers fans have good reason to be excited.
Love hasn't had a perfect training camp. That's hardly surprising for a young quarterback. The Packers have a young, inexperienced offense, so it will take time for everyone to get up to speed and build chemistry.
And they are matched up against an excellent Packers defense featuring Pro Bowlers and All-Pros like Kenny Clark, De'Vondre Campbell, and Jaire Alexander.
Despite that, Love continues to show encouraging signs.
Jordan Love receives glowing reviews from latest Packers practice
Love received high praise following Saturday's practice. Several reporters called it Love's best yet.
"Today was Jordan Love's best day of camp and arguably the best day I've seen him have since he arrived in Green Bay," writes The Athletic's Matt Schneidman.
Andy Herman of the Pack-A-Day podcast noted that Love has "gotten better every day" at training camp.
"I thought today's practice was the best I've ever seen Jordan throw the ball at any practices I've attended," writes Herman.
So, just how good was he?
According to Bill Huber of Sports Illustrated, Love completed 16 of 22 passes against Green Bay's No. 1 defense. That included a 33-yard completion to Samori Toure.
Love is likely to make mistakes in his first season as the Packers' starting quarterback. He will have poor performances. But it's clear he has talent. Love has held his own on the practice field against the Packers' top defense, even in a new-look offense that is going to take time.
Saturday's practice shows how good he can be at his best.
Love has the ability to make incredible throws few quarterbacks can. To reach the next level, he needs to limit mistakes and turnovers and build consistency. He has shown significant improvements every year, including in his memorable performance against the Philadelphia Eagles last season.
It's encouraging to hear the positive reviews of his play at practice. Hopefully, he can build on Saturday's performance in the coming weeks.