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QB Jordan Love shines in Week 1 NFL preseason

Packers QB Jordan Love had a strong outing in Week 1 of the NFL preseason. We recap his performance.

NFL: Houston Texans at Green Bay Packers
Green Bay Packers quarterback Jordan Love looks to throw against the Houston Texans during their football game Saturday, August 14, 2021, at Lambeau Field in Green Bay, Wis.
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The Green Bay Packers raised eyebrows in the 2020 NFL draft when they traded up to take QB Jordan Love out of Utah State. Love did not play in any games and was widely considered the reason Aaron Rodgers wanted out of Green Bay after the season ended. Love is looking to get meaningful action in preseason before settling in as the backup quarterback this year.

Jordan Love Week 1 preseason stats

12/17, 122 yards, 1 TD, 0 INT


Love struggled early in the game, but ultimately ripped off some nice throws while looking more and more comfortable in Matt LaFleur’s offense. He showed good awareness and mobility in the pocket as the game went on, something Packers fans will be happy about.

Fantasy implications

Love isn’t going to see the field unless there’s an injury to Rodgers. The Packers have reiterated they don’t plan to trade the quarterback, so there’s no fantasy value for Love unless Rodgers’ health is in question. He’s worth monitoring in dynasty leagues, but will not have any immediate impact.