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Jordan Love

Green Bay Packers
Quarterback #10
Green Bay Packers
Quarterback #10

Jordan Love News

Moves ball but throws pick

Love completed 12 of 18 passes for 149 yards and an interception in Saturday's preseason game against the Bills.

Analysis: Love played all three drives in the first half and one more in the third quarter, failing to put up any points despite moving the ball with relative ease. The Packers were stuffed at the goal line on fourth down on their opening drive, and Mason Crosby missed a 28-yard FG attempt on the second series. In between, Love spoiled an otherwise pretty drive when he heaved the ball into the end zone for an easy interception on 1st-and-10. He still has a lot to work on, but the past few weeks represent progress after he struggled last summer and then spent his rookie season buried in the No. 3 spot on the depth chart. Love now moves up to No. 2 in what could be Aaron Rodgers' final season with the Packers.

Aug 28, 2021 12:32 PM EST

Starting Saturday afternoon

Love (shoulder) will start Saturday's preseason game against the Bills, Tom Pelissero of NFL Network reports.

Analysis: Love is returning from a shoulder injury but nonetheless is expected to play the entire first half. Coach Matt LaFleur said Thursday that the second-year QB might even play into the third quarter.

Aug 28, 2021 9:59 AM EST

Could play into third quarter

Coach Matt LaFleur said Love (shoulder) will play the entire first half and possibly into the third quarter if he's deemed healthy before Saturday's preseason game at Buffalo, Ryan Wood of the Green Bay Press-Gazette reports.

Analysis: Kurt Benkert will enter the game after Love, while fourth-string QB Jacob Dolegala wasn't mentioned. Aaron Rodgers, of course, will be held out, finishing up the preseason without making an appearance. Love injured his shoulder in the preseason opener and missed the second contest, but he seems to be on track for Saturday's exhibition after his return to practice on a limited basis at the beginning of the week.

Aug 26, 2021 8:18 AM EST

Will practice Monday

Coach Matt LaFleur said Monday that Love (shoulder) will get some work in at practice, Rob Demovsky of reports.

Analysis: LaFleur previously stated that he expects love to participate in individual drills, per Tom Silverstein of the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, then tentatively resume handling team reps Tuesday. The 2020 first-round pick appears to be making solid progress in his recovery from a right shoulder injury picked up during the Packers' preseason opener. If all goes well as Love ramps up his practice activity, it's possible he gains clearance in time for Saturday's exhibition contest against the Bills.

Aug 23, 2021 10:23 AM EST

May return to practice Monday

Coach Matt LaFleur said Love (shoulder) is slated to participate in individual drills at Monday's practice, Tom Silverstein of the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel reports.

Analysis: Love injured his right throwing shoulder on a strip sack preseason Week 1, which has held him out of drills in the meantime. LaFleur noted Love got in some tosses with the training staff this past week, per Ryan Wood of the Green Bay Press-Gazette, and if all goes well Monday, the second-year signal-caller may get some work in team drills at Tuesday's session. Love hasn't been ruled out of the Packers' exhibition finale next Saturday at Buffalo, but his availability for the contest likely is contingent on how he progresses in the coming days.

Aug 22, 2021 12:31 PM EST

Remains day-to-day

Love (shoulder) has not been cleared to return to the field yet, but he may be able to play in the Packers' final preseason game at Buffalo, Rob Demovsky of reports.

Analysis: Love was held out of Saturday's contest against the Jets with the injury, but it sounds as if he is nearing a return. Coach Matt LaFleur confirmed that when Love is cleared from the injury he will be the team's backup quarterback. Love played fairly well in the team's first preseason contest -- he completed 12 of 17 pass attempts for 122 yards and a touchdown -- and it would benefit him to get more reps in game action before the regular season begins.

Aug 21, 2021 6:00 PM EST

Out Saturday

Love (shoulder) will not play Saturday against the Jets, Matt Schneidman of The Athletic reports.

Analysis: This shouldn't be surprising considering coach Matt LaFleur more or less confirmed the 2020 first-round pick would not be active for the preseason contest. With Aaron Rodgers also getting a veteran's night off, Kurt Benkert and Jake Dolegala are the only two active quarterbacks for the Packers on Saturday, with the former expected to take the majority of the work.

Aug 21, 2021 12:48 PM EST

Not expected to play Saturday

Coach Matt LaFleur said it is "probably unlikely" that Love (shoulder) will suit up for Saturday's preseason contest against the Jets, Rob Demovsky of reports.

Analysis: Love turned in a solid performance during his preseason debut against the Texans last weekend, but he sustained a minor shoulder injury in the process, and the Packers aren't taking any risks in his recovery process. Kurt Benkert will be in line to start Saturday's exhibition matchup if Love indeed remains sidelined, while Jacob Dolegala, who only re-signed with Green Bay on Tuesday, would operate as his backup and potential relief option. Per Ryan Wood of the Green Bay Press-Gazette, Love is not practicing Thursday.

Aug 19, 2021 10:06 AM EST

Throwing, but unlikely to practice

Coach Matt LaFleur said "you will probably not see [Love] in practice" Wednesday, Rob Demovsky of reports.

Analysis: LaFleur also said that Love resumed throwing in at least some capacity Tuesday, and that his shoulder will be tested again Wednesday, but he declined to offer any updates about the second-year quarterback's status for Saturday's preseason game against the Jets. The Packers will "give [Love] every opportunity," per LaFleur, but "don't want to put him in a situation to make it worse." Love injured his shoulder during last weekend's exhibition matchup against the Texans, and though the MRI came back clean, Green Bay clearly intends to approach his recovery with caution. Kurt Benkert and Jacob Dolegala will continue to see increased reps as long as Love is sidelined.

Aug 18, 2021 1:47 PM EST

Will not practice Monday

Love (shoulder) will not practice Monday, Rob Demovsky of reports.

Analysis: Love injured his shoulder in the Packers' exhibition opener, and although head coach Matt LaFleur said Love is "feeling a lot better," he also noted that the Packers are "going to be smart" and give Love some time to recover. Aaron Rodgers and Kurt Benkert are slated to share the reps until Love returns, but LaFleur noted that the Packers are planning to bring in some other quarterbacks for workouts to increase the options should Love's injury linger.

Aug 16, 2021 10:40 AM EST

Set to miss some time

Coach Matt LaFleur said Love (shoulder) may miss practice this week and even sit out Saturday's preseason game against the Jets, Ryan Wood of the Green Bay Press-Gazette reports.

Analysis: There was an expectation Love would play three quarters of the Packers' exhibition opener versus the Texans on Saturday, but after he was stripped sacked late in the first half LaFleur opted to keep the second-year quarterback on the sideline after halftime. An MRI on his right shoulder Sunday came back clean, but LaFleur clearly doesn't want to press the issue in the coming days. Previously, the coach relayed starter Aaron Rodgers was unlikely to suit up in the preseason, but if Love is forced to sit out Saturday, LaFleur may have to adjust those plans with just one other quarterback (Kurt Benkert) on the roster.

Aug 15, 2021 12:17 PM EST

MRI comes back clean

Love underwent on MRI on his right shoulder Sunday, which didn't reveal any damage, Adam Schefter of ESPN reports.

Analysis: Coach Matt LaFleur told Ryan Wood of the Green Bay Press-Gazette following Saturday's preseason loss to the Texans that Love exited the contest after his throwing shoulder was "dinged" on a strip sack at the end of the first half. Per Rob Demovsky of, Love's ensuing comments that it felt "a little strain-ish" -- but that he was "feeling good" -- have come to pass after Sunday's evaluation. With an expectation that'll miss no time due to the health concern, we should see Love out on the practice field in his typical capacity this week.

Aug 15, 2021 10:14 AM EST

Will see extended action Saturday

According to head coach Matt LaFleur, Love "will play a majority" of Saturday's preseason game against the Texans, Wes Hodkiewicz of the Packers' official website reports.

Analysis: The 2020 first-round pick did not take a snap in a non-practice setting in his first season as a professional, but with preseason games returning this year, he will finally get a chance to show what he can do in a game. LaFleur added that starting quarterback Aaron Rodgers will "most likely not" play during the preseason, so Love should have plenty of chances to show what he can do in the weeks ahead. Barring something unexpected, Love is in line to open the season as the No. 2 quarterback on the depth chart behind Rodgers.

Aug 10, 2021 8:00 AM EST

Looking better at OTAS

Love displayed improvement at OTAs this week, running the first-team offense while Aaron Rodgers remained away from the team, ESPN's Rob Demovsky.

Analysis: Love reportedly handled all the first-team snaps, though he was throwing most of his passes to backups, as top wideouts Davante Adams, Allen Lazard and Marquez Valdes-Scantling didn't participate in the practice that was open to media. Love did throw to TE Robert Tonyan and RB Aaron Jones, with the latter noting that the second-year QB seems much more comfortable this year. Despite being a first-round pick in last year's draft, Love spent his entire rookie season buried in the No. 3 QB role, while Tim Boyle was the No. 2 guy behind Aaron Rodgers. The Packers let Boyle leave for Detroit this offseason, but they did later sign Blake Bortles, who didn't participate in OTAs this week. Regardless, the hope for Love establishing fantasy value this year still depends on how the drama between Rodgers and the Packers plays out.

May 27, 2021 6:06 AM EST

No action as a rookie

Love did not appear in a regular-season contest with the Packers as a rookie.

Analysis: Love was a healthy scratch for the Packers all through the regular season while Tim Boyle worked as the backup to Aaron Rodgers, and the same has been true during the postseason. With the 37-year-old Rodgers performing at such a high level to have been named the league MVP, it's difficult to foresee when Love will get a chance to show what he can do in Green Bay's offense. For the time being, and as the offseason approaches, the 2020 first-round pick will focus on continuing to progress in his development with the Packers' coaching staff.

Jan 21, 2021 2:23 PM EST

Lifted from COVID list

The Packers activated Love from the reserve/COVID-19 list Tuesday.

Analysis: Love was placed on the COVID-19 list last Friday, but he's available for team activities immediately after clearing the necessary hurdles. The rookie first-round pick hasn't suited up in a game this season, as Tim Boyle has been the backup for Aaron Rodgers.

Nov 10, 2020 2:40 PM EST

Placed on COVID-19 list

The Packers placed Love on the reserve/COVID-19 list Friday, Tom Pelissero of NFL Network reports.

Analysis: Love was placed on the COVID-19 list alongside Krys Barnes, who tested positive Friday. The rookie first-round pick may either have tested positive himself, or he could be required to quarantine after coming into close contact with someone who has. In any case, Love has been a healthy scratch for the Packers all season, while Tim Boyle has served as the backup to Aaron Rodgers.

Nov 6, 2020 1:41 PM EST

Sits out Week 4

Love (coach's decision) is inactive for the team's Week 4 matchup against Atlanta.

Analysis: Love battled an illness in the middle of the week, but was able to practice fully Saturday and enter Monday without an injury designation. Nevertheless, he'll remain inactive, also his status for the first three games this season. Tim Boyle will serve as the backup quarterback.

Oct 5, 2020 4:55 PM EST

Shakes off illness

Love (illness) won't carry an injury designation into Monday's game versus the Falcons.

Analysis: Love was a full participant in Saturday's practice, so he'll be available Monday if necessary. The rookie first-rounder has been a healthy scratch all season, as Tim Boyle has served as the primary backup for Aaron Rodgers.

Oct 4, 2020 7:14 AM EST

Returns to practice

Love (illness) returned to practice Saturday, Olivia Reiner of the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel reports.

Analysis: An illness caused Love to miss practice earlier in the week, but he's seemingly healthy now. While that's certainly good news for him, he's still quite unlikely to play a role Monday against Atlanta, as he's behind both Aaron Rodgers and Tim Boyle on the depth chart.

Oct 3, 2020 11:11 AM EST

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