Matt LaFleur chooses Jordan Love’s best throw from 2023 season

Matt LaFleur was impressed with Jordan Love’s overall performance in his first season as the starting quarterback for the Green Bay Packers. The Packers finished 9-8 and reached the playoffs as a wildcard team thanks largely to some impressive play from Love down the stretch.

Naturally, there were plenty of memorable throws from Love’s 2023 campaign, in which he completed 64.2 percent of his passes for 4,159 yards and 32 touchdowns. However, LaFleur quickly pointed out what he thought was the best throw from his quarterback during an appearance on Kevin Clark’s “This Is Football” podcast.

“He made so many incredible throws, but the one that sticks out to me was probably in our playoff game vs Dallas when they all-out pressured us. He changed the protection and threw a dime to Dontayvion Wicks for a touchdown,” said LaFleur.

Here’s the play LaFleur referenced:

It was a great play in a big-time moment from Love, who was making his postseason debut. The Packers were facing a pivotal third down on the road in a hostile environment, but their signal-caller delivered like he had done it a million times.

First, Love used his cadence to get the Cowboys to tip that they were sending pressure. Recognizing this, he adjusted the protection so they had the blockers to handle Dallas’ pass rush. Then, the throw was exceptional as it was delivered with pin-point accuracy despite being under pressure.   

“There were so many great throws, but just that whole process of him recognizing Cover 0, getting us in the right protection, and then hanging in there and making that play. I thought that was an incredible play,” LaFleur continued.

Green Bay, of course, never looked back after taking a three-touchdown lead in the second quarter, coming away with a 48-32 victory to advance to the Divisional Round. Love was super impressive over the last half of the season, but that play showed his remarkable development.

Moving forward with Love as the starting quarterback, the future appears bright for the Packers.

“The growth has been incredible, it’s been phenomenal,” said LaFleur. “I’m excited about what the future has in store for him.”

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Matt LaFleur chooses Jordan Love’s best throw from 2023 season

Author: Brandon Carwile

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