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Cheese Curds, 6/10: Jordan Love making the most of a golden opportunity

With Aaron Rodgers away, Jordan Love has a chance for some crucial steps in his development.

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Development was always part of the plan with Jordan Love. The Packers have acknowledged that at every step, including an admission by Brian Gutekunst this spring that Love has “a long way to go” in that process.

Getting snaps is the crux of any player’s development, and Love had a golden opportunity to do so the last three weeks in Green Bay. With Aaron Rodgers elsewhere (either in Hawaii or parts unknown), Love took the majority of snaps at quarterback — not just as the first stringer, but in general.

How much this speeds him along, if at all, is anybody’s guess, but it certainly can’t hurt. And even if you’d prefer Rodgers back under center this fall, it’s hard not to root for Love, who didn’t ask for any of this. Here’s hoping he makes the most of his opportunity.

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