Love excited for Week 1 start as Packers QB1
GREEN BAY, Wis (CBS 58) - Green Bay Packers quarterback Jordan Love never expected to start with Aaron Rodgers in the building, but now more than 1200 days since he was drafted by the Packers, his opportunity is here.
"It's been a waiting game, I've been waiting this whole time to show what I can do," said Jordan Love.
Love is the third different starting quarterback for the packers in week 1 since 1993. Brett Favre started against the St. Louis Rams, Aaron Rodgers against the Minnesota Vikings. Both won those starts. Love gets the Chicago Bears.
"NFC opponent. Rivalry game, it will be very excited playing there at their stadium. Sure it will be a packed house. Everyone will be excited for week one. Ready to put on a show," said Love.
Of course this is not Love's first start as an NFL quarterback. He played against the Kansas City Chiefs in 2021, filling in for Rodgers who was out with COVID-19. That's it though, a spot start, a few preseason games and some relief duty is the extent of his NFL experience. But his teammates can't tell with how he carries himself.
"I'm confident in my guy 10 man. He's gonna shock some people if they're not already on board. I'm fired up for him," said AJ Dillon, Packers running back.
Aaron Jones: I was talking to one of our (assistant quarterbacks) coaches Conner Lewis and I'm like this guy is the right guy for this. He doesn't get rattled He doesn't get shook He's poised," said Aaron Jones, Packers running back. "Although he may be a little nervous, he's calm cool and collected. He's more than ready and we're ready to help him."
If Love can win on Sunday, it will be nine straight wins for the Packers in their historic rivalry with the Bears.
Love started the practice without his top two wide receiver targets, Christian Watson and Romeo Doubs. Both missed Wednesday's practice with hamstring injuries.
"As we always say, we'll give them the week and then see where they're at," said Matt LaFleur, Packers head coach.
Left tackle David Bakhtiari is the only other player who did not practice at all while pass rusher Rashan Gary was a limited participant as he continues to deal with an ACL injury recovery.
The Packers and the Bears kickoff Sunday, Sept. 10 at 3:25pm at Soldier Field.