Love did not appear in a regular-season contest with the Packers as a rookie. Love was a healthy scratch for the Packers all through the regular season while Tim Boyle worked as the backup to Aaron Rodgers, and the same has been true during the postseason. With the 37-year-old Rodgers performing at such a high level to have been named the league MVP, it's difficult to foresee when Love will get a chance to show what he can do in Green Bay's offense. For the time being, and as the offseason approaches, the 2020 first-round pick will focus on continuing to progress in his development with the Packers' coaching staff.
The Packers activated Love from the reserve/COVID-19 list Tuesday. Love was placed on the COVID-19 list last Friday, but he's available for team activities immediately after clearing the necessary hurdles. The rookie first-round pick hasn't suited up in a game this season, as Tim Boyle has been the backup for Aaron Rodgers.
The Packers placed Love on the reserve/COVID-19 list Friday, Tom Pelissero of NFL Network reports. Love was placed on the COVID-19 list alongside Krys Barnes, who tested positive Friday. The rookie first-round pick may either have tested positive himself, or he could be required to quarantine after coming into close contact with someone who has. In any case, Love has been a healthy scratch for the Packers all season, while Tim Boyle has served as the backup to Aaron Rodgers.
Love (coach's decision) is inactive for the Packers' Week 4 matchup against Atlanta. Love battled an illness in the middle of the week, but he was able to practice fully Saturday and enter Monday without an injury designation. Nevertheless, he'll remain inactive, which was also his status for the first three games this season. Tim Boyle will serve as the backup quarterback.
Love is listed as the third-string quarterback on the unofficial depth chart released by the Packers on Monday night. The Packers surely would have loved -- no pun intended -- their rookie QB to secure the backup spot behind Aaron Rodgers, but Tim Boyle simply played better during training camp, so he will open the season as the team's No. 2 quarterback. Love was drafted with an eye on the future, and team brass is no doubt still banking on him showing enough improvement in the coming months and years to become a starting quarterback down the road.
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