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Packers RB AJ Dillon Praises Jordan Love, Excited for ‘New Era’

As Jordan Love enters his first year as the Packers‘ starting quarterback, running back AJ Dillon is boldly singing Love’s praises as he replaces four-time NFL MVP Aaron Rodgers.

“Everyone was locked into what the quarterback had to say, and you know when guys are respecting and really want to play for somebody like, ‘All right, this is what we’re doing, QB1, let’s ball,’” Dillon said, via ESPN. “It’s definitely a new era here. ... I think he’s going to have a hell of a career. I’m excited to be a part of the first team to have a go at it with him.”

Rodgers played with the Packers for 18 years and led the team to 11 playoff berths and a Super Bowl victory in 15 years as a starter before being traded to the Jets this offseason.

Love must deal with distractions as Rodgers’s successor, but Dillon doesn’t sound as if he’s worried about that.

In the Packers’ 36–19 preseason win over the Bengals on Friday, Love played briefly and recorded seven completions in 10 attempts for 46 yards and one touchdown.

Love has started in just one game in his two-year career so far. He’s appeared in 10 total regular-season games thus far in his career, completing 50 of 83 pass attempts for 606 yards and three touchdowns.

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This story was originally published August 13, 2023, 11:10 AM.

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