As Pat McAfee described it, Green Bay Packers quarterback Jordan Love is riding a wave.
He has looked almost like a superstar over the past few weeks, leading the Packers to three straight wins over the Los Angeles Chargers, Detroit Lions and Kansas City Chiefs. Last Monday night against the New York Giants?
Not so much.
In a 24-22 loss, Love completed just 25 of 39 passes for 218 yards and a touchdown. He had one terrible interception and also had a terrible foul.
This is what the NFL looks like for a young quarterback in the first year of his career. Sometimes you are the windshield and other times you are the bug. That's why four-time MVP and Love's former teammate Aaron Rodgers suggested last week that we let Love – and any young NFL quarterback – play a few games and make a career before making a “hot or not hot” decision.
A week later, speaking to McAfee again, Rodgers doubled his assessment of his predecessor.