Jordan Love Takes Green Bay Packers Into NFC Playoffs
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Having bided his time for an extended run as starting quarterback, Jordan Love is certainly making the most of the chance afforded to him following the departure of Green Bay Packers legend Aaron Rodgers to the New York Jets.
The 25-year-old managed just one NFL start in his first three seasons on the Packers roster, albeit being involved in ten games over the period, and has impressed in recent weeks, helping Matt LaFleur’s side complete a late run into the playoffs with Green Bay winning their last three games on the bounce, part of an impressive run that saw the Lambeau Field team win six of their last eight to sneak into the postseason.
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Having led the Packers to the playoffs in his first season as a full-time QB, head coach Matt LaFleur feels that Love offers some great qualities that can help him build a team around the 2020 NFL Draft pick:
He's just resilient. Those are things you cannot coach. You can sit there and talk about it till you're blue in the face. However, that's something he possesses, and I admire him for that, his ability to stay even keel, to battle through adversity, to lead our team.
Green Bay secured a bit of NFL history when they became the youngest team to reach the postseason in the modern era, and that was perhaps in part a reason for their slow start to the season, something Love felt helped the team bond:
It was tough, [the] 2-5 start. But the main thing that we did was stick together. Everybody came into the building finding ways to try to get better, improving themselves and make the team better. It's obviously been a process for us. It hasn't been easy. There's been ups and downs, but we stuck together, we were able to get on a win streak and like I said, put ourselves in this position. Credit to everybody in the locker room.
Another player to have made a real impact in recent weeks has been running back Aaron Jones, who has put in some sterling performances in recent weeks, displays that helped push the Packers over the line. Jones recently said:
People counted us out before we even got an opportunity, and then when we were down, people were really counting us out. But I think the best part is we believed in this locker room. We stuck together, and that's all you need. The process was there. We got better each week, and to come out on the right side of this is amazing, especially after being in this situation last year and not coming out on the right side.
Next up for the Packers is an NFL Wild Card playoff against the Dallas Cowboys at the AT&T Stadium, and that is one that is going to require Love and his youthful teammates to pull off an underdog success.
The Cowboys are near unstoppable on their own patch, having won each of their last 16 games, Dallas’s best since 1979-1981.
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