The Green Bay Packers do not have many older players on their team but one of them is star left tackle David Bakhtiari. He has played his entire career protecting his friend Aaron Rodgers but now will be protecting the blind side of Jordan Love. When asked about his new quarterback, Bakhtiari made a strong statement in support of the first-year starter.
David Bakhtiari Has Strong Statement On Jordan Love
The left tackle went on The Jim Rome Show on Tuesday and talked about how much better Love looks than so many first-year starters.
“Definitely a higher standard. He’s had three years to understand the math of the offense, which is very fortunate for any first-round quarterback to get to watch and see how a first-ballot Hall of Famer and generational talent and a guy who borderline changed the quarterback position and how it’s played. And even the mechanics of even throwing the football. You’re able to see that for three years and then now coming in, so yeah, his baseline for me is way higher.
I’ve been very pleased with what I’ve seen from him. And I think he’s also understanding that he’s not going to be judged, either, by a first-year quarterback, which is great. I think he’s going to be competitive right out of the gate. I’ve seen his development in practice. I’m really excited to see it translate into the game, and him to get those game time and hours logged in. And really see how he adapts and corrects himself mid-game and game to game.”
For a player that got to watch Rodgers, this is some high praise. While fans and analysts may doubt Love, there is no doubt that his teammates are behind him.
Packers Offense Sneaky Good?
The amount of tantalizing weapons on offense is underrated. The issue is that many of them are rookies or second-year players that we only can project what they can become. Christian Watson and Romeo Doubs will hopefully make a year two leap. Rookies Jayden Reed, Luke Musgrave, and Tucker Kraft are slated to be big parts of the offense. There are no questions about Aaron Jones in the backfield and AJ Dillon is looking for a bounceback season. If Love can put it together, the Packers could have a sneaky good offense.
David Bakhtiari is just another in a long list of players to praise Jordan Love. We will see how he looks week 1 in Chicago against their hated rival.