At any time when the Aaron Rodgers period formally involves an finish, 24-year-old Jordan Love is ready to deal with the beginning quarterback duties in Inexperienced Bay.
However, when Love is formally named the Packers starter, his head coach Matt LaFleur doesn’t count on the previous first-round draft choose to be Rodgers 2.0.
“Definitely, I feel we’re fooling ourselves if we predict he’s going to go on the market and carry out at a stage to the likes of an Aaron Rodgers,” LaFleur stated on the NFL’s annual assembly. “This man is a once-in-a-lifetime generational expertise, and I don’t suppose it essentially began that method when he first began. However he progressed into that.”
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Aaron Rodgers #12 and Jordan Love #10 of the Inexperienced Bay Packers look on previous to the sport in opposition to the Tennessee Titans at Lambeau Discipline on November 17, 2022 in Inexperienced Bay, Wisconsin. (Patrick McDermott/Getty Photographs)
LaFleur went on to explain the transition from Rodgers to Love as “a development.”
Packers basic supervisor Brian Gutekunst is tasked with finalizing the Rodgers’ commerce to the New York Jets. Earlier this month, the four-time Tremendous Bowl winner introduced his intentions to play for the Jets.
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However, LaFleur appears to already be targeted on doing what he can to organize Love for the starter position.
“It’s going to be a unique position for him, definitely, and I feel all of us need to mood our expectations for him,” LaFleur stated.
“It’s totally different whenever you’re going right into a sport vs. whenever you’re beginning a sport. It’s going to be a course of, but it surely’s going to be thrilling for him, for us. I don’t suppose any quarterback can really do it on their very own on this league. It’s going to be everyone rallying round him and attempting to play at their greatest skill in order that he can go on the market and carry out nearly as good as he probably can.”
Love’s lone profession NFL begin got here in a sport in opposition to the Kansas Metropolis Chiefs in 2021. However, he has had vital taking part in time in a few different video games through the years.
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Final season he accomplished six of his 9 passes within the second half of a Week 12 sport in opposition to the Eagles. Joint practices are one thing that may assist Love preparing for the regular-season, which is one thing LaFleur appears to be in favor of.
Gutekunst insisted earlier this offseason that Love was “completely” able to develop into a starter. He doubled down on his earlier feedback this week.
“I’ve talked about it earlier than,” Gutekunst stated, “but it surely’s simply time for him to play.”
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LaFleur was groomed beneath 49ers head coach Kyle Shanahan and a quarterback change might current a chance for him to include extra of his philosophy into the offensive scheme.
“I’ve been listening to that loads,” LaFleur jokingly stated.
“The best way I at all times view it, it’s our offense,” he added. “Clearly, you need to do no matter accentuates your gamers’ talents, whether or not it’s the quarterback, receivers, whoever it could be.”