Young, in discussing the divisional playoff round with “The Rich Eisen Show,” said he thinks Love will eventually be in the same tier as Patrick Mahomes, Josh Allen, Lamar Jackson and Joe Burrow, elite passers who have their teams in the Super Bowl hunt every season.
“If you watched him in that game, he’s one of those guys that looks like is going to join Josh and Patrick and now Lamar and Joe. When I watch him drop back, and he’s just big and strong and tall and athletic, and he gets the ball and looks over everything, starts throwing the ball all over the field,” Young said. “Even early in the game, even though he’s young…I felt like he’s going to be one of those guys. There’s only a handful, every year that are going to be in the Super Bowl or in the thick of it because you have one of those guys. Feels to me like he’s going to be one of those guys. He had a tough learning experience, but no question, it was a revelation to see the Jordan Love show and what it’s going to look like into the future.”
Love threw a pair of interceptions in the second half of the Packers’ loss to the San Francisco 49ers in the divisional round, including the game-sealing pick with under a minute to go.
During the regular season, Love threw 32 touchdown passes and went over 4,000 passing yards, becoming just the third first-year starting quarterback to hit both milestones (Kurt Warner, Mahomes). In the wildcard round, he tossed three more touchdown passes and was one late incompletion away from a perfect passer rating.
Between Week 11 and the wildcard round, Love threw 21 touchdown passes and one interception — proving he can play at an elite level for an extended stretch. The Packers went 6-2 over the final eight games, beat the Cowboys in the wildcard round and were minutes away from shocking the top-seeded 49ers.
“He had a hell of a year,” coach Matt LaFleur said Monday.
Here’s Young’s appearance with Eisen (comments on Love come around the 14:00 mark):