Packers QB Jordan Love bounces back on Day 2 of minicamp
A tough first day of Jordan Love's sophomore minicamp followed one of his best practices since it was drafted by the Green Bay Packers last year.
After Love dealt with accuracy issues on Tuesday, Love was jailed on Wednesday and consistently played big plays in live competition phases against the Packers' # 1 defense.
"It was a good day for me and everyone else, I just recovered from yesterday's training on the offensive, you know, it wasn't our best training all around," said Love. "Jumping back meant a lot to everyone."
Such is the life of a young quarterback in the NFL. There are ups and downs and little in between. It always takes time to create real consistency, especially for a rough passer-by who got a Redshirt year as a rookie in 2020, largely due to the pandemic.
Love, who acts as the No. 1 quarterback and does most of the live reps for the minicamp without Aaron Rodgers, was on fire for a while on Wednesday.
According to ESPN's Rob Demovsky, Love made four major plays in the passing game, including a long finish from A.J. Dillon and a freeplay connection to Allen Lazard, and he led the Packers to a scoring drive later in the two-minute drill.
"I definitely think good days build trust and good days just stack on top of each other," said Love.
Coach Matt LaFleur said the Packers want Love to treat each game as "its own unit" in order to build the consistency all great quarterbacks need to succeed at this level.
First-round talent can always do something great once or twice. The real stars can always play the right games. But it's a long process to build consistency, especially in the most difficult position in the game.
Wednesday's training was a step in the right direction as the Packers seek to make up for lost time on the development path of Love, the 26th overall selection in the 2020 draft. He didn't get a chance to play in preseason games last summer, and the Packers made him inactive as No. 3 quarterback behind Rodgers and Tim Boyle in all 18 games.
If the situation with Rodgers is not resolved, Love will line up for his first NFL start when the Packers face the New Orleans Saints at the season opener in September.
At the end of his media session, Love said he was "100 percent" ready to play week 1 if necessary.
"I was called up here to play quarterback so I'll definitely be ready in week 1," said Love.
Packer give QB Jordan Love "as many repetitions as he can handle" in the mini camp
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