Great quarterbacks step up when it counts. They lift their team and do whatever it takes to win. Jordan Love led a stunning fourth-quarter comeback for the Green Bay Packers over the New Orleans Saints in Week 3, and he has received rave reviews for his performance.
While highlight-reel plays like his sideline pass to Romeo Doubs, his touchdown run on a read-option, and his game-winner to Doubs take the headlines, perhaps his best play of the day came on the two-point conversion.
The Packers were down by two touchdowns. After Love ran it in for six, head coach Matt LaFleur surprisingly kept the offense on the field to attempt a two-point conversion.
It easily could've ended in disaster. With no receivers open, Love had to extend the play and create some magic on his own. And he did just that.
Jordan Love earns Patrick Mahomes comparisons after leading Packers to dramatic win
Former NFL quarterback and ESPN analyst Dan Orlovsky was impressed with what he saw from Love on the two-point conversion, drawing comparisons to Patrick Mahomes and Josh Allen.
"I don't care who you are. I don't care how long you've played. This is a sick play," said Orlovsky. "Talk about reaction. Nowhere to go with the football. I mean, we're full sprint up into the right of the pocket, snap my head left and make that throw? That's pretty remarkable. I don't even know how he sees him."
It truly was a moment of magic from Love.
With nobody open, he had no choice but to move around in the pocket to buy time. With pressure on the way, Love ran to his right and then fired a dart to his left. As Orlovsky notes, it's hard to believe how he was able to throw such an impressive pass in the opposite direction while on the move.
Any time you get compared to Mahomes or Allen, you're doing something right.
Love made several wow plays in the game. There are areas to clean up when it comes to consistency and doing the small things, but there's no doubt that Love can make just about any throw. This play showed just how talented he is, and Love earned the respect of a former NFL QB.