|Team:||Green Bay Packers|
|Ht / Wt:||6'4" / 224 lb.|
|Born:||November 2, 1998|
|Drafted:||2020 / Rd. 1 (26)|
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Love is inactive for Sunday's season opener against the Vikings.
Analysis: Love will not have any chance to make his NFL debut in Week 1, which comes as little surprise given he heads into the season behind both Aaron Rodgers and Tim Boyle on the Packers' depth chart.
Love is listed as the third-string quarterback on the unofficial depth chart released by the Packers on Monday night.
Analysis: The Packers surely would have loved -- no pun intended -- their rookie QB to secure the backup spot behind Aaron Rodgers, but Tim Boyle simply played better during training camp, so he will open the season as the team's No. 2 quarterback. Love was drafted with an eye on the future, and team brass is no doubt still banking on him showing enough improvement in the coming months and years to become a starting quarterback down the road.
Coach Matt LaFleur said Sunday that Love had "his best day up to this point, just making some key throws downfield," Ryan Wood of the Green Bay Press-Gazette reports.
Analysis: "I think he's consistently getting better," LaFleur said. The coach's comments come just days after a report by Matt Schneidman of the Athletic that Love had "yet to even provide a glimpse at why the Packers traded up to draft him in the first round." The Utah State was always expected to require time to develop at the next level, so it's not tremendously worrying to see that he's had an inconsistent training camp. The Packers will no doubt eventually give Love the opportunity to replace Aaron Rodgers, but he'll first get the benefit of at least a couple of seasons to learn as a backup behind the future Hall of Famer.
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