The Jordan Love era in Green Bay has begun. As Aaron Rodgers' successor, the 2020 first-round draft pick started Packers training camp as QB1.
The Packers traded Rodgers to the Jets, allowing Love to play. But the night before the Packers' first training camp practice, Love stated that his predecessor texted him.
"He said just be yourself, have fun, and enjoy it," Love recalled. It's my time now, and he said be yourself. I mean, that's all you can do."
In 2021 and 2022, Love was Rodgers' backup quarterback. Love has started one game and played 10 NFL games. The 24-year-old believes his three years of experience make him better equipped than if he started as a rookie.
"He definitely has complete command of our offense," said Packers coach Matt LaFleur. It's certain. He's worked hard." Romeo Doubs, a wide receiver, said, "we have the utmost confidence in him."
"We want Mr. Love to feel the love," said running back Aaron Jones. "That’s going to boost his confidence and help him play even better."
After Love, Doubs, and running back Aaron Jones worked out in California before structured team activities and minicamp, they desired a larger gathering before training camp.
Love invited everyone, according to Jones. The Packers worked out in Santa Ana, California, with receivers Christian Watson, Jayden Reed, Dontayvion Wicks, Jeff Cotton, backup quarterback Danny Etling, Love, Doubs, and Jones. Cotton was waived.
"Coach LaFleur is asking the young receivers questions in meetings, and they’re able to answer with confidence because we just went over it in California," Jones said. "And Jordan’s