Packers QB Jordan Love Throws TD Pass In Preseason Opener Against Bengals
Aug 11, 2023, 5:47 PM | Updated: 7:12 pm
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Packers QB Jordan Love tosses TD pass in preseason opener
The Bengals hosted the Packers at Paycor Stadium in Cincinnati, Ohio on Friday, August 11.
With 7:19 remaining in the first quarter, Love connected with Romeo Doubs for nine yards and six points. After a made extra-point kick, the Packers took a 7-0 lead over the Bengals.
Former @USUFootball QB @jordan3love connects with Romeo Doubs for a touchdown on the @packers' second possession of the preseason.#LocalsInTheNFL #NFL #GBvsCIN #GoPackGo #AggiesAllTheWay @kslsports pic.twitter.com/U2iPU7BxUl
— Kyle Ireland (@kyleireland) August 11, 2023
Love’s touchdown toss capped a seven-play, 43-yard drive that took 3:52.
After the score, Love was 7/10 passing for 46 yards and a touchdown. He also had a rating of 112.9.
— Green Bay Packers (@packers) August 11, 2023
Green Bay’s preseason game against Cincinnati is televised on NFL Network.
Packers’ Preseason Schedule
Green Bay is slated to close out the preseason with games against the New England Patriots and Seattle Seahawks. The Packers’ next game is at home against the Patriots on August 19 at 6 p.m. (MDT).
The Packers open the regular season on the road against the Chicago Bears on Sunday, September 10 at 2:25 p.m. (MDT). The game will be televised on FOX.
About Jordan Love
Prior to his time in the league, the Bakersfield, California native played at USU from 2016-19. During his time with the Aggies, Love threw for 8,600 yards, 60 touchdowns, and 29 interceptions with a completion rate of 61 percent.
In 2020, the Packers traded up to select Love with the No. 26 overall pick in the NFL Draft.
— Kyle Ireland (@kyleireland) November 28, 2022
Since then, Love has played sparingly while backing up Aaron Rodgers. During Love’s first two seasons in Green Bay, the young quarterback watched Rodgers win back-to-back NFL MVP awards.
Love was inactive for every game of his rookie campaign. However, in 2021 and 2022, the signal-caller saw his first playing time, including a start against the Kansas City Chiefs.
Although Love’s in-game experience has been limited, he’s shown flashes of the potential that made him a first-round pick. He, like Rodgers with Brett Favre, had the chance to sit behind an all-time great and watch how the quarterback position is played at the highest level. Love patiently waited for his opportunity to start.
In April, the Packers traded Rodgers to the New York Jets. Green Bay also inked Love to a new deal. The former Aggie signed a contract extension that keeps him tied to the Packers for the next two seasons. The new deal let Green Bay keep Love an additional season without having to pick up the fifth-year option on his rookie contract.
Now as QB1, the Packers will now have the chance to see Love as a starter without Rodgers in Green Bay. The opportunity will allow Green Bay to evaluate Love in a greater role before deciding on a longer-term deal.
In 10 NFL games played, Love has thrown for 606 yards, three touchdowns, and three interceptions with a 60.2 percent completion rate.
Kyle Ireland is a Sports Producer and Locals in the NFL Insider for KSLSports.com. He’s also co-host of the Yards After College Podcast. Follow him on X/Twitter (@kyleireland), Instagram (@kyleirelandksl), and Threads (@kyleirelandksl).
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