It’s all love between Packers quarterbacks.
With Aaron Rodgers absent from the first two days — and presumably all three — of Packers mandatory minicamp, 2020 first-round pick Jordan Love has gotten all the first-team snaps.
But more interesting than his play has been the relationship between he and Rodgers, which has been something of a mystery since he was drafted. On Wednesday, Love shared some insight on the relationship between the two passers, keeping it short and to-the-point.
“Obviously me and Aaron, we got a good relationship,” he said. “I talked to him probably about a week before I got out here.”
Surely, sitting behind the league MVP for a year had its benefits, which Love confirmed.
“I mean, it was awesome. Not many people say can say they sat behind the MVP of the league. Being behind him, I was able to learn a lot, see a lot of different things and just see where his game’s at.”
Love said that he was just as surprised by Rodgers no-showing camp as media members in attendance.
In the past, Rodgers has had nothing but good things to say about Love, though the reigning league MVP has been upfront about his displeasure with passing on a receiver with Green Bay’s first-round selection in 2020.
Love’s comments during camp are some of the first that the NFL world has heard since he was selected last year. With a redshirt year in the NFL under his belt, Love had a difficult first day in camp but dazzled on his second, which is to be expected for a young quarterback getting his first legitimate shot at starting.
When Rodgers was drafted to be Brett Favre’s replacement, the relationship between the two was icy. While details of the partnership between Love and Rodgers are still scarce, at least it seems to be trending up.