Green Bay Packers general manager Brian Gutekunst looked up after the 2021 NFL Draft when he announced that Jordan Love’s backup quarterback and rookie 2020 had “a long way to go” before he is ready to replace future Hall of Famer Aaron Rodgers. The statement became even more troubling when the NFL reigned as the Most Valuable Player it is not complete for the beginning of mandatory minicamp in the middle of the reports that want to be exchanged.
That was before Love had a stellar show during Wednesday’s practice session, and he told reporters later in the day that he would be “100%” good to go if the Packers need him to start. against the New Orleans Saints in Week 1 Sept. 12.
“Obviously, this is a time where I get a lot of extremely valuable repertoires that I might not have had under a normal circumstance,” he explained, according to Rob Demovsky on ESPN. “So I’m only going to take it day in and day out … But yeah, that’s why I’m here. I’ve been written here to play quarterback, so I’ll definitely be ready in Week 1.”
In order Myles Simmons of Pro Football Talk, Love added that he and Rodgers had “a good relationship” over the past year. “I talked to him probably a week before I left here,” Love said.
The Packers ’former wide receiver, James Jones, remains convinced of Rodgers eventually he returns and claims his place on top of the depth chart this summer, but Love works as if he’s QB1 for more than just warm-ups against teammates.