After sparking belief over the first two weeks of the season that the Green Bay Packers had once again landed a franchise-caliber quarterback, Jordan Love has quickly come back down to earth.
But despite the young signal-caller’s struggles amid a three-game losing streak, Matt LaFleur says the Packers have complete faith in his abilities.
“It all works in unison … the better everybody is around him, the better he’s going to look,” LaFleur said, according to Josh Alper of Pro Football Talk. “Our confidence in him is not wavering one bit.”
Love threw six touchdowns in Weeks 1 and 2 but has failed to hit 200 yards over the last three games while throwing for just three scores against six interceptions, including one late in the fourth quarter that sealed a 19-17 win for the Denver Broncos on Sunday.
“Certainly, I think, as the play-caller, you put a lot of onus on yourself when things aren’t going well,” LaFleur said. “We’ll continue to do that, but we’ve got to find a way to generate more points because when you’re generating points, it’s just a totally different narrative.”
Love sat for three years behind Aaron Rodgers after being taken in the first round of the 2020 NFL Draft.
After opting not to pick up the fifth-year option in Love’s rookie deal, the Packers instead gave Love a one-year extension through the 2024 season that will pay him like a fringe starter ($22.5 million with $13.5 million guaranteed).
Green Bay will look to end its losing streak at home against the Minnesota Vikings in Week 8.