Packers backup QB Jordan Love received criticism from fans over his play on Friday night but head coach Matt Lafleur is defending his QB.
During the Packers’ preseason opener, Love threw three interceptions in one quarter.
This interception is all on Jordan Love. Stared down his receiver the whole time. pic.twitter.com/r1HsYtdJju
— packers clips (@packers_clips) August 13, 2022
Out of the three interceptions, two of them did not appear to be Love’s fault.
Samuel Womack III 1st Interception of the Preseason. Thrown by Jordan Love (1) pic.twitter.com/6g9wVGpOwj
— NFL Interceptions (@NFLINTTracker) August 13, 2022
— San Francisco 49ers (@49ers) August 13, 2022
Jordan Love has thrown three interceptions and two touchdowns for Packers tonight: 12 for 23 for 176 yards
Trey Lance: 4 for 5 for 92 yards, one touchdown, 158.3 passer rating
— Aaron Wilson (@AaronWilson_NFL) August 13, 2022
After the game, Lafleur defended his QB and said he was pleased with Love’s overall performance.
“I think two of those you can totally take off him,” LaFleur said. “The third one, we had two busted routes because the ball really shouldn’t have gone there on that play, but he had nowhere else to go with the football, and he forced it in there and the defender made a good play. We’ve just got to clean up everything around him. We say it all the time about quarterbacks, they’re going to get too much credit when we do well and they’re going to get a lot of the blame when we don’t, and that’s just the reality of playing that position in this league. But I was pleased with Jordan’s performance.”