Jordan Love: I’ve spoken to Aaron Rodgers; I'm ready to start Week 1
Despite getting drafted in 2020, Jordan Love won’t turn 23 until November. Dan Powers/USA TODAY NETWORK-Wisconsin via Imagn Content Services, LLC

The big story of this NFL offseason has been the Aaron Rodgers drama in Green Bay. Depending on how things shake out, the Jordan Love Packers era could start in as early as a few months.

There have been reports that team brass didn’t think Love was particularly close to being ready to start last year, but the Utah State product sounds confident heading into 2021. “A hundred percent,” Love said when asked if he’ll be ready to start come Week 1, via Rob Demovsky of ESPN.com.

Obviously, this is a time where I’m getting a lot of extremely valuable reps that I might not have been getting in a normal circumstance. So I’m just going to take it day by day. … But yeah, that’s what I’m here for. I was drafted here to play quarterback, so I’ll definitely be ready Week 1.

Love, of course, was referring to Rodgers’ holdout from the Packers' mandatory minicamp. The 26th pick of last year’s draft also interestingly revealed that he’s stayed in touch with Rodgers this offseason. In fact, Demovsky reports that Love said he spoke with Rodgers shortly before arriving in Green Bay for OTAs.

A lot of Rodgers’ beef with the Packers reportedly stems from the process of selecting Love, for which he wasn’t in the loop, but he apparently hasn’t let that affect his relationship with his young potential successor.

Demovsky writes that Love has been hot and cold so far, struggling one day then having stretches of brilliance the next. Despite being in contact with Rodgers, Love said he has no idea what the veteran is going to do, and that he was “surprised” he chose to skip minicamp.

Despite getting drafted in 2020, Love won’t turn 23 until November. At this point, it seems like there’s a good chance he will be thrown into the fire before then.

This article first appeared on Pro Football Rumors and was syndicated with permission.

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