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Cheese Curds, 7/3: Jordan Love has played more than Aaron Rodgers did before year 4

Comparing the numbers while sitting on the bench over the first three years of their careers, Jordan Love actually got more playing time — and has slightly better numbers — than his predecessor did.

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Training camp is growing ever-closer for the Green Bay Packers. We are now exactly three weeks away from the annual Shareholders Meeting, which is followed almost immediately by the start of camp as players report one day later with the first practice taking place the day after that.

Over the weekend, Packers team president Mark Murphy published his monthly Q&A piece, where he discussed his personal excitement for the start of camp, as well as the excitement palpable in the building. One reason for that excitement is the anticipation for Jordan Love to take over as the team’s starting quarterback, which comes with Love having had more playing time over his first three seasons than his predecessor, Aaron Rodgers, did in his.

Love has thrown 83 pass attempts from 2020 through 2022, while Rodgers threw just 59 between his draft selection in 2005 and Brett Favre’s departure following the 2007 campaign. Love also has appeared in 10 games to Rodgers’ 7. Love even started one game, while Favre, of course, never offered up a chance for Rodgers to start.

Does that mean Love will be Rodgers’ equal or will surpass him? Of course not. But it’s useful to remember that before the 2008 season began, Rodgers was as much of an unknown as Love is now, if not more.

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