Brett Favre says Packers should use Jordan Love as Saints use Taysom Hill

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Time to Schein: Matt LaFleur justifies why the Packers selected Jordan Love

Many are still baffled by the Green Bay Packers’ decision to select quarterback Jordan Love with his first-round pick in the 2020 NFL Draft, but the former Utah state star may be able to see the field during his rookie season. While Aaron Rodgers’ work at the center is certain, perhaps Love could find a role as a Swiss Army knife or stunt artist. Packer legend Brett Favre certainly believes that head coach Matt LaFleur should explore this avenue.

“I think there are ways to bring him in like Taysom Hill with the Saints,” Favre told TMZ. “Use it as half pass, half pass, but occasionally let him run just to show he will. Something like that.”

Love is certainly athletic enough to run the option of reading with Aaron Jones and Jamaal Williams or even playing a little wide receiver, just like Hill has done in New Orleans. Hill has played as a quarterback, running back, wide receiver and even some special teams for the Saints in the past few seasons, and his athletic ability has actually led the Saints to a couple of wins, despite being known as a mere contraption. Packers offensive coordinator Nathaniel Hackett even spoke about the possibility of the team having a play package for Love earlier this offseason.

“I think it’s all too soon to count,” said Hackett, via ESPN’s Rob Demovsky. “I haven’t even gotten to sit in a meeting room in Lambeau. I haven’t been able to talk to him much or work face-to-face. I think there’s still a lot to see. You never know. Anything can happen.”

As for what Love can do right now, Favre encourages him to work hard and be patient. Your opportunity will come soon.

“Submerge it all and its time will come,” Favre said.