The Arizona Hotshots are a group of guys that have been playing together for a few years, now. They are one of the few teams that haven’t won a championship, but they have come close. Now, they are in the playoffs again, and they have a chance to play for a trophy. This year, the team has a new coach and a new quarterback, and a lot of people are saying that they have a new identity on the field.
In recent days, there has been much talk about when and why Oregon Ducks Head Coach Willie Taggart benched Oregon quarterback Justin Herbert. Taggart has come under fire for benching the Pac-12 Conference’s reigning Freshman of the Year due to a slow start to the season. But what if Taggart benched Herbert for something completely different? We’ll, that’s exactly what happened yesterday.
Green Bay Packers quarterback Jordan Love, for the second game in a row, can’t make Packers fans forget that their quarterback Aaron Rodgers played so lousy in the offseason. Still, it can help them feel better about the intense confrontation with their MVP. By selecting Love in the first round of the 2020 NFL Draft, Green Bay officials have set in motion events that could end with the former Utah pass rusher’s departure in Week 1. That may scare Packers fans, but Love says he’s ready.
The Aaron Rodgers saga began with Jordan Love Highlights
Jordan Love | Photo Stacy Revere/Getty Images When Packers general manager Brian Gutekunst watched Jordan Love’s highlight video for the 2020 NFL Draft, he certainly didn’t know he was creating a situation that would lead to his future MVP quarterback starting a feud with the franchise. But that’s exactly what he did by choosing Love. The Packers moved up four spots in the draft and selected Love at number 26. With Rodgers in place and his championship aspirations, the choice should have been wide receiver. At that point, there were still plenty of talented receivers available. Tee Higgins, Michael Pittman Jr, Laviska Shenault, KJ Hamler and Chase Claypool were the next 25 players selected. Rodgers recently told ESPN that his problem is not love. This is only done in consultation with the administration. I love Jordan, Rogers said. He’s a great guy. We had a great time together. He didn’t want to talk about his specific problems with the front office, but said: It’s a kind of philosophy and you can forget that it’s about the people who make it all possible. It’s about character, culture, doing things right. While other factors seem to have soured Roger’s relationship with Green Bay management, it’s ironic that the problem seems to have arisen because the Packers chose a QB when they already had one. It’s very similar to what happened to Brett Favre 15 years earlier.
Green Bay Packers coaching staff praises highlights of Jordan Lovesworkouts
And now Love leads in the second set. In the 70th minute, he completed a 70-yard drive by catching an 8-yard TD from Allen Lazard. https://t.co/wi1WjtkLpF – Rob Demovsky (@RobDemovsky) June 9, 2021 Love is busy with the Packers’ OTA training in case he needs to be in the starting lineup in Week 1, while Rodgers is touring the country with his fiancée and celebrity friends, According to ESPN, Love’s workouts have been up and down. During a practice Wednesday, the 22-year-old Californian hit receivers so hard that an assistant coach knocked him to the ground: Love was so hot on his throws that Justin Outten, the tight ends coach, at one point pretended to use his playing card as a fan to cool down the quarterback. The Packers should be happy that Love, while not always looking like an NFL starter, seems to have the talent to succeed at the highest level. He also has the confidence and told reporters that he is ready to act if needed.
Love says he is 100% ready to start the first week if needed
#Packers QB Jordan Love about ready to start Week 1 if Aaron Rodgers doesn’t return: 100 %. This is clearly a moment where I’m getting a lot of valuable reps that I might not get under normal circumstances. @wbay pic.twitter.com/PSOQ8rDt3k – Dave Schroeder (@SchroederWBAY) 9 June 2021 If Rodgers were to stay on the bench, retire or get what he wants in a trade, at least one person in the Packers organization thinks Love will be ready for Week 1: Jordan Love. Asked if he was ready to start the first game, Love told reporters after the OTAs that he was 100 percent ready. I was drafted here to be a quarterback, Love said, so I’ll definitely be ready for Week 1. If Love starts playing in the first round, it will likely be a tough season for the Packers. Last season, they made the playoffs largely at the expense of MVP Rodgers. But just like when the Pack traded Favre to make room for Rodgers, this could be the best move for the organization. Maybe that’s what Gutekunst imagined a year ago when he sat down to watch a video of Jordan Love’s best moments. Like Sportscasting on Facebook. Follow us on Twitter @sportscasting19 RELATED: Davante Adams follows Aaron Rodgers, but he won’t follow in his footsteps.