In three preseason games, Love completed 21 of 33 passes for 193 yards, three touchdowns, no interceptions and a 109.8 passing rating.
On Saturday’s outing, Love completed just two drives below center. Love’s first drive resulted in a field goal, while his second series showed his confidence with his pass catchers. It took a 15-game, 80-yard drive that had chemistry between Love and wide receiver Christian Watson. Love threw Watson a back-shoulder fade pass for a 6-yard touchdown.
“Firstly just watching him, the attitude he had, he held the ball a little longer than we would normally like but there was great protection around him and that was really encouraging to see because that is total feeling.” “Quarterback thing,” head coach Matt LaFleur said of Love’s recent preseason performance. “And then he used his legs and got out and ran through and got good yards. So I thought all in all he did a pretty good job.”
After three preseason starts, Love will look forward to more starts when the regular season kicks off in the next few weeks. Love, who is entering his fourth NFL season, made just one NFL start in 2021 against the Kansas City Chiefs. In his first start, Love completed 19 of 34 passes for 190 yards, one touchdown and one interception.
Though Love didn’t direct Green Bay’s official offense in preseason, he’s confident it will cause some trouble for the first-team defense this season.
“I think that’s going to be the test of this season, but I think I’m confident on offense right now,” Love said. “I think if we’re consistent and we make all our big plays, I think we’re going to be hard to stop.”