Aaron Rodgers gives thoughts on Jordan Love throwing three picks in preseason opener
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Aaron Rodgers suggested Jordan Love was not to blame for all the three interceptions he threw during the Green Bay Packers' preseason opener versus the San Francisco 49ers. Love received the majority of playing at the quarterback spot in the Packers' preseason opener versus the 49ers.
Love went 13-of-24 for 176 yards, two touchdowns and three interceptions. “I felt really bad for Jordan the other night because we had a couple of total mental busts for picks,” Rodgers said, via Pro Football Talk.
“We had a drop for a pick. We had two guys running who knows what on the third one. Now, he shouldn’t have thrown the ball there probably, but some of that’s veteran stuff making veteran mistakes”.
Rodgers thinks Love did some 'really good things'
Since being drafted in the first round of the 2020 NFL draft, Love hasn't yet proved that he has what it takes to one day be Rodgers' successor when the reigning NFL MVP retires.
But Rodgers is seeing positives in the game of Love. “The most important thing for any-age quarterback is the feet — throwing the ball on time and in rhythm," Rodgers added. And I think he’s done a nice job of really focusing on the little things of this training camp and throwing the ball more often on time.
It’s just about consistency and I thought there were some really nice balls. A couple decisions he’d probably want to have back, but those are kind of normal. But I’d like to see him keep trusting his feet and his athleticism.
I’d love to see him [when] the pocket breaks down, nobody’s quite open on time, extend a play and take off and run and slide. But overall, I thought he did some really good things. … It might look bad in the stat sheet with three picks, but the film tells a different story”.
After losing Davante Adams this offseason, the Packers used the draft to address the wide receiver position. Packers' young receivers haven't been impressive so far and Rodgers has made it clear that he wants to see more consistency from their side.
"The young guys, especially young receivers, we've got to be way more consistent," Rodgers said. "A lot of drops, a lot of bad route decisions, running the wrong route. We've got to get better in that area."