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Matt LaFleur Defends Jordan Love After Three-Interception Performance

Jordan Love played the majority of snaps in the Packers first preseason game vs. the 49ers, and the third-year quarterback struggled some. Love went threw for 176 passing yards with two touchdowns and three interceptions in two quarters of play.

After the game, head coach Matt LaFleur downplayed Love’s trio of turnovers.

“I think two of those you can totally take off him,” LaFleur said, via ProFootballTalk. “The third one, we had two busted routes because the ball really shouldn’t have gone there on that play, but he had nowhere else to go with the football, and he forced it in there and the defender made a good play.”

LaFleur added the team needs to make life around Love easier for him to have success.

“We’ve just got to clean up everything around him,” he said. “We say it all the time about quarterbacks, they’re going to get too much credit when we do well and they’re going to get a lot of the blame when we don’t, and that’s just the reality of playing that position in this league. But I was pleased with Jordan’s performance.”

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Love has yet to make his mark in the NFL after the Packers drafted him in the first round of the 2020 NFL draft. He has played in just six games in the NFL, totaling 411 yards with two touchdowns and three interceptions.

Now that Aaron Rodgers has committed long term to Green Bay, Love’s future with the team is foggy, but he is still the backup quarterback and will play a key role if anything happens to Rodgers.

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