- Why Stephen A. is not sold on Jordan Love just yet
- Can Jordan Love be Aaron Rodgers' successor in Green Bay?
News: 5 days agoLove completed 14 of 25 passes for 151 yards and three touchdowns in Sunday's 25-24 loss to the Falcons. He also rushed twice for 23 yards.
Spin: Love has now thrown three scores in both games this season, with each of Sunday's touchdowns going to a rookie receiver. He opened with an easy nine-yarder to Jayden Reed on a push pass, then found Dontayvion Wicks for a 32-yard score after halftime. Despite hitting Reed for a 10-yard touchdown to end the third quarter, Love and Green Bay's offense stalled in the fourth, leading to a late defeat. While starting guard Elgton Jenkins (knee) was forced out Sunday, Love will hope left tackle David Bakhtiari (knee) and playmakers Aaron Jones (hamstring) and Christian Watson (hamstring) can return to help support him in Week 3 versus the Saints.
ESPN Fantasy Projection: After three seasons sitting and learning behind Aaron Rodgers, Love is finally atop the QB depth chart in Green Bay. The 26th pick of the 2020 draft, Love has attempted only 83 passes in his career, 34 of which came in his lone start (Week 9 in 2021). In fact, we haven't seen him play at a high level since his breakout season at Utah State in 2018. He struggled in his final collegiate campaign (2019), tossing 20 TDs and 17 INTs, and his off-target rate (15.5%) and QBR (51.7) were both worst in the 2020 rookie class. Love is obviously a major unknown and while that comes with some inherent upside, his supporting cast is young and may not be much better than the one Rodgers struggled with in 2022. Love is late-round flier material in deep leagues.