Jordan Love didn’t tell the Soldier Field crowd on Sunday that he owns the Bears, but the Packers’ new starting quarterback has otherwise done a pretty good job of emulating his predecessor.
Love threw three touchdown passes before giving way to backup Sean Clifford in the final minutes of a 38-20 loss that left Green Bay 1-0 on the season. After an offseason full of questions about how Love would fare as he ascended to the top job, the performance was a sign that he is ready for the role, and head coach Matt LaFleur said it showed the team is 100 percent stand behind him.
“There is a lot of faith in this locker room for Jordan Love,” LaFleur said, via Jason Wilde of Madison.com. “I think the boys will rally around him. They are happy for him. She loves him. They respect him. I think you saw that today.
Left guard Elgton Jenkins said that “things can only get better from here” for Love and the rest of the Packers, downplaying the challenges ahead in a way that’s easy to understand given how good things are at the moment Sunday in Chicago.