The Packers traded up to draft Jordan Love at No. 26 overall last spring, ostensibly to be their quarterback of the future.
But in 2020, Love wasn’t even close to seeing the field. He was inactive as the third quarterback all season, with Tim Boyle serving as Aaron Rodgers‘ backup.
With little practice time and no preseason games in the summer of 2020, Love didn’t get the type of experience he otherwise would have in a typical year. That has General Manager Brian Gutekunst valuing what should be a more normal training camp and preseason in 2021.
But there’s also a very good chance the NFL will play a 17-week regular season and a three-week preseason this year.