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.
Love got his first real shot at being the Packers’ quarterback during minicamp, and Matt LaFleur gave him a full dose of the playbook.
Football is a connections-driven business, and connections were part of the reason De’Vondre Campbell ended up in Green Bay.
Between a season-ending injury and a pandemic, Funchess has been away from football for more or less two years. Now, he tries to get back on track.
Gary had better be a pretty big-time player this year, because other than Za’Darius Smith, the rest of the edge rusher corps is pretty bleak.
Very Mike McCarthy voice: “Well, quite frankly, that’s too many babies.”