Jake Luton is set to make his second career start for the Jacksonville Jaguars on Sunday versus the Green Bay Packers. While Luton is focused on getting the Jaguars back in the win column, he is starstruck ahead of his bout with Aaron Rodgers.
“It’s pretty surreal, a guy that I have a lot of respect for,” young Jaguars gunslinger Jake Luton said, via John Reid of the Florida Times-Union. “I was a big fan of him growing up. There are a lot of things he does that no one else can really do. He’s a wizard with a football. It’s really exciting to get out there and get to play ball against him.”
Luton, a rookie sixth-round pick out of Oregon State, made his first career start in Week 9 versus the Houston Texans. The first-year Jaguars quarterback performed better than expected in place of Gardner Minshew, who is dealing with a hand injury.
The Oregon State product would throw for 304 yards, one touchdown, and an interception in Jacksonville's loss to the Texans in Week 9. Nevertheless, with Minshew still recovering from injury, Luton will be under center again in Week 10 against the Packers.
On the other hand, Aaron Rodgers is playing at an MVP level in his 16th season in the NFL. Aside from the dud against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, Rodgers has played flawless football despite having a limited assortment of weapons.
It's evident that Luton looks up to Rodgers and has watched the gunslinging signal-caller religiously over the years. However, on Sunday, the young Jaguars QB will be tasked with trying to hand Rodgers and the Packers their third loss of the season.