Packers coach Matt LeFleur describes ‘challenge’ of virtually coaching Jordan Love
The Green Bay Packers rose the collective eyebrows of franchises around the league when they selected quarterback Jordan Love in the first round of the 2020 NFL Draft. The move comes with Aaron Rodgers still entrenched as the starter, but it has led many to think that Green Bay is preparing for a future beyond Rodgers.
Head coach Matt LaFleur will be tasked with coaching up Love, although that has proven particularly difficult as teams scramble during the COVID-19 pandemic. For now, virtual development will have to do.
During an appearance on ESPN Wisconsin radio, LaFleur detailed just what that entails (via ESPN’s Rob Demovsky):
“We have got to try to show him as many good examples of what it looks like because the challenge is he’s going out on his own and working those different techniques and fundamentals but you’re not there to be able to correct him or show him the right way. So we’ve got to present as much to him so he can get that good visual so that he can go out there and replicate that.”
LaFleur’s concerns stem from the protocol that prevents teams and players from linking up at team facilities.
In addition to being tabbed the Packers’ signal caller of the future, Love is also likely going to be the team’s backup once the 2020 year gets underway. Rodgers has not missed regular-season action since the 2017 season, but with high expectations in Green Bay entering the upcoming year, Love will have to both develop and be ready for a possible role on the field.