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Former USU QB Jordan Love Looks ‘A Lot More Comfortable’ In Year Two With Packers

May 27, 2021, 11:38 AM
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Jordan Love #10 of the Green Bay Packers jogs across the field during Green Bay Packers Training Camp at Lambeau Field on August 20, 2020 in Green Bay, Wisconsin. (Photo by Dylan Buell/Getty Images)
(Photo by Dylan Buell/Getty Images)

SALT LAKE CITY, Utah – Green Bay players and Packers head coach Matt LaFleur said that former Utah State quarterback Jordan Love looks “a lot more comfortable” in his second season with the organization.

Love is currently QB1 for the Packers during the team’s offseason OTAs.

Last season’s NFL MVP and Packers star Aaron Rodgers was not in attendance at the start of the offseason workouts.

With Rodgers absent, Love has taken the first team reps.

“He’s definitely matured over the course of the year,” LaFleur said of Love. “You can tell that he’s put in the time this offseason, not only just lifting and running and coming in in good football shape, but also you can tell he’s put in the time in his craft in trying to continue to work on his mechanics, his fundamentals that are so critical to playing the position at the highest level possible.”

“So he’s still got a lot to learn. I think he can tell you that, but he’s going to take it one day at a time. He goes out there with purpose. I like his mindset right now.”

In addition to LaFleur’s comments, Love’s teammates also praised the second-year quarterback.

“You can tell he’s just a lot more comfortable out there, even from communicating in the huddle to the command of the huddle to just everything,” Packers running back Aaron Jones said of Love. “He’s had a year under his belt, he’s had time to watch and learn, so you can tell it’s a little bit different from what it was before. He’s going to continue to grow, and I’m happy to be here working with him.”

According to ESPN, Love has shown efficiency in 7-on-7 throwing and “completed 14 of 20 passes. Most of them were short-to-medium throws often working through his progressions. That could be viewed one of two ways: Either he wasn’t comfortable enough to find his primary reads or he’s learned patience.”

“We don’t go out there like, ‘Oh, we’re going out here to make Jordan better.’ We’re going out there to make us better,” Green Bay safety Adrian Amos said. “We’re going out there to dominate and then from that, the offense will get better because we’re out there trying to dominate.”

LaFluer said the team is trying to put Love into situations where he can continue to progress in the Packers’ system.

“Right now, I think even as we’re scripting [plays], we’re less concerned about trying to put maybe the perfect person in position like we would in a game-plan situation,” LaFleur said. “It’s more about just making sure that we’re putting Jordan in situations so he can continue to progress. Like I said, we evaluate it every day, just certain areas that we might think he may need a little more work at. Those guys have done a great job and the assistant coaches have done a heck of a job. They’re doing a great job of putting together great plans and so I’ve been pretty pleased with the first two days.”

Kyle Ireland is a Locals in the NFL Insider for KSLSports.com and host of the Yards After College Podcast. Follow him on Twitter (@kyleireland) and Instagram (@kyleirelandksl).

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