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Did the Packers do it again with Jordan Love?

Jamie Sabau/USA TODAY Sports

The Green Bay Packers have had nearly 40 years of stellar quarterback play between Brett Favre and Aaron Rodgers. Having back-to-back Hall of Famers at quarterback is a very impressive feat.

In the 2020 NFL draft, the Packers selected the heir to Rodgers, Jordan Love, in the first round. This was all too similar as Green Bay had selected Rodgers as the heir to Favre years ago.

Still, it was a shocking pick as Rodgers was still on the roster, and he went on to have back-to-back MVP seasons after selecting Love. However, Green Bay was ready to move on after three seasons of Love on the bench and traded Rodgers to the New York Jets. Unfortunately, Rodgers suffered a season-ending Achilles tear in his first game with the Jets (for more read here).

Nevertheless, from Green Bay's side, moving on to Love looks like the right decision. Love had a great Week 1 as the starter, helping the Packers beat the Chicago Bears on the road 38-20.

In the game, Love threw for 245 yards, three touchdowns, and zero interceptions. Love showed he can be a reliable quarterback and come up clutch when it matters most. On third and fourth down in the game, Love completed eight of ten passes for 141 yards and two touchdowns.

It was a great game for the 24-year-old quarterback, and he showed why the Packers think highly of him. Even in a game without his top weapon in Christian Watson, Love delivered a good performance and led Green Bay to a win.

While it's a young and unproven receiving core for the Packers, Love made it work in Week 1. As the players around him develop, it will help Love become an even better quarterback.

In Week 2, Green Bay takes on the Atlanta Falcons on the road. Although Week 1 was a great start, Love will have to continue his success as the season progresses.

If Love can build on what he accomplished in Week 1, the Packers may have found a third straight long-term franchise quarterback.


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