Jordan Love will get his first regular-season NFL start Sunday as the Green Bay Packers take on the Kansas City Chiefs Sunday without Aaron Rodgers.
Rodgers tested positive for COVID-19 on Wednesday.
The Packers traded up in the 2020 NFL draft to select Love at No. 26 overall.
Love started two preseason games, completing 24 of 35 passes for 271 yards, one touchdown, and one interception.
With practice squad QB Kurt Benkert also testing positive for COVID-19, the Packers reportedly flew in Blake Bortles on Wednesday to sign with the team as Love’s backup, according to ESPN’s Adam Schefter.
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Meanwhile, All eyes are on Kyler Murray’s ankle.
The Arizona Cardinals quarterback hasn’t practiced this week while dealing with a left ankle sprain.
He injured it on the last play of Arizona’s 24-21 loss to the Green Bay Packers a week ago on Thursday night.
Murray told reporters, “I think I’ll be good to go on Sunday if I just know the game plan and get the mental reps.”
Coach Kliff Kingsbury sounded a little more cautious.
“Seventeen-game season, you’ve got to be smart. We’ve got some big games coming up. We’ll do what’s best for the organization and for what’s best for him.”
And Odell Beckham was excused from Cleveland’s practice yesterday.
The move came after a social media blast by Beckham’s father that included a video of instances when Beckham was open on the field, but quarterback Baker Mayfield did not throw to him.
LeBron James also got involved, tweeting to “#FreeOBJ” on Tuesday ahead of the league’s trade deadline.
The Browns did not trade Beckham though and coach Kevin Stefanski says Beckham’s representation and general manager Andrew Berry are discussing the receiver’s future.
What do you think will happen with Beckham?