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Jordan Love knows the armchair quarterbacks have an opinion or two. What they’re saying about him doesn’t escape him either.

As a matter of fact, it motivates him.

“Yeah, man, it’s out there for sure,” Love told media following Sunday’s 18-17 win over the Saints (h/t Mike Florio Pro Football Talk). “You know, something that I’ve been hearing a lot of that stuff since I got drafted. It’s one of those things that it’s kind of in one ear, out the other … because I know the position I’m in. All quarterbacks in the NFL are in a pretty scrutinized position.

“You know, you can’t let that stuff affect you. I just stay true to who I am and confident in myself, confident in my team. I don’t get you know flustered by anything I hear or anything that’s out there because, you know, who are they to tell me who I am as a player?”

Love managed to lead his squad out of a 17-0 deficit in the fourth quarter giving the Saints their first loss of the season. He led three scoring drives to put the cherry on top of a victory which, on the opposing end, had veteran quarterback Derek Carr exiting early with a shoulder injury.

Love especially had the spotlight on him after taking over for Aaron Rodgers who had an illustrious 18-year career in the pocket for the Packers.

While those are big shoes to fill, another former Packers legend and NFL Hall of Famer Leroy Butler said Love could be the best quarterback of the 2020 draft class.

“I think he may be better than those guys,” Butler said of Love earlier this month, “because he’s going to have that opportunity because he had to sit and wait.”

This was the class that possessed the names of  Justin Herbert, Tua Tagovailoa, Joe Burrow, and Jalen Hurts.

Packers insider Paul Bukowski sends a similar message. He details Love’s demeanor.

“Every time you hear a Packers player coach or player talk about Jordan Love, they mention his poise,” Bukowski told The Comeback on Sunday. “He’s always calm. Nothing phases him. And that trickles down to his team.”

That’s just part of what shows how much Love is up for the task to lead his team to victory.

[Pro Football Talk]

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