Jordan Love has already been mentioned as a possible replacement for Aaron Rodgers on the Green Bay Packers roster. Love is the Green Bay Packers’ new starting quarterback, and Aaron Jones, the team’s veteran running back, has nothing but praise for Jordan.
Jones joined the GB Packers after getting selected in the fifth round of the 2017 NFL Draft. The 28-year-old is the only player in NFL history to combine 5,000 or more rushing yards, 60 or more rushing touchdowns, and at least five yards per carry over their first six seasons in the league.
Aron Jones gushed about the Packers’ new starting QB love
Earlier in the offseason, Aron spent a day in California working out with Love. The seasoned RB suggests that Jordan has a certain level of self-assurance and style to his play by saying “throws the ball with swag” while speaking about the quarterback. The word “swag” suggests a sense of style and swagger in his performance, implying that he is at ease and in charge of the field.
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“He was comfortable, throwing the ball with swag,” Jones said. “He knows where he wants to be, and he’s going to keep working to get there.”
Jordan became the fifth Utah State player in school history to be drafted in the first round of the NFL draft after finishing his career ranked second in school history in 8,600 passing yards, 689 completions, and 1,125 attempts.
Mark Murphy, the president of the Packers, also publicly praised the 24-year-old, so Jones wasn’t the only one to express confidence in Love’s abilities and playing style.
“Well, I’m really glad that Aaron Rodgers turned out to be such a good quarterback and I’m hopeful that Jordan Love turns out to be a similar quarterback,” Murphy said.
In the 2020 NFL Draft, the Packers selected Love with the No. 26 overall pick. The QB has spent the majority of his time sitting on the bench behind Aaron Rodgers. JL has played one game as a starter in his career and has a career passer rating of 69.5 with 190 yards, one touchdown, and one interception.
There is a saying: where things end for a person could be the beginning for another. The four-time MVP looked like a proper representative of the statement once though now he is now the victim of a similar situation.
“You don’t know you’re ready until you’re in that position. I remember the day I was sleeping in San Diego and woke up to 50 text messages that Brett (Favre) had retired. Then the emotions hit you. ‘Oh, man, now I’m the guy,” after the team’s final game of the year, Rodgers made this statement.
Both Jones and the Packers’ owners are now focusing on the advantages of Love finally getting his chance to shine, even though neither has stated that they want AR to leave the team.