With Aaron Rodgers not expected to play this preseason, it’s the Jordan Love show behind center for the Green Bay Packers.
Love, a first round pick in the 2020 NFL Draft, did not see any game action last year. That could change this year, at least in the preseason.
The second-year quarterback is expected to receive the majority of the snaps for the Packers this preseason. Unfortunately, Love’s 2021 debut was cut short on Saturday night.
Packers head coach Matt LaFleur has since revealed that Love is dealing with a shoulder injury.
Jordan Love’s debut…
👍 One touchdown drive
👎 One turnover
💪 One ‘dinged’ arm/shoulder
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— Rob Demovsky (@RobDemovsky) August 15, 2021
LaFleur revealed that Love’s shoulder was “dinged” and he was taken out of the game for precautionary reasons. His status moving forward is unclear, though the quarterback does not sound too concerned about it.
“It was obviously just a precautionary reason, but I think I’ll be ready to go next week,” Love said following the game.
Love finished the game going 12-of-17 for 122 yards, one touchdown and one lost fumble.
LaFleur was encouraged by the start.
“If there’s one thing to just encourage him to continue to do is just, ‘Hey man, you got to let that sucker rip,’” LaFleur said. “When you see it, trust what you see. Don’t worry about being perfect. Don’t worry about throwing a perfect on-target pass. When you do that, you’re not as accurate. You’ve got to let the ball go, but by and large, I think he did a really nice job.”
The Packers are scheduled to take on the Saints to open the regular season.
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