"Brett Favre and Aaron Rodgers made a baby": Jordan Love hyped up by fans as Packers QB stuns Patrick Mahomes' Chiefs on SNF
Brett Favre, Aaron Rodgers and now Jordan Love! As the Packers beat Patrick Mahomes and the Chiefs 27-19 on Sunday Night Football, there was a consensus developing that Green Bay had done it again.
They have had three decades of Hall-of-Fame quarterback play. Brett Favre got them their third Super Bowl title before handing the reins to Aaron Rodgers who got them their fourth. When he left for the New York Jets in the offseason, there was widespread consternation if that it would mean a return to the fallow years.
Instead, Jordan Love is looking like a worthy successor and played his part in the win on Sunday. He outduelled the reigning MVP, Patrick Mahomes to lead his team to the win. Love had three touchdown passes, 267 yards, no interceptions and a passer rating of 118.6.
Fans were quick to lump him along with his two vaunted predecessors. Green Bay Packers fans took to X, formerly known as Twitter, to celebrate their quarterback's performance.
There was a lot of reference to the two champion players who started before him in that position. One tweeted:
"Brett Favre and Aaron Rodgers made a baby and his name is Jordan Love"
Here are some of the best responses.
Patrick Mahomes makes crucial mistake as Chiefs lose
As the Packers celebrate Jordan Love as their new starter, the Chiefs must be worried about Patrick Mahomes.
With the game at 24-19 and Kansas City trailing in the fourth quarter, Mahomes had a chance to take them to the endzone and take the lead for the first time. Instead, on a first-and-10, Mahomes floated a ball past his wide receiver and was intercepted. It was a turning point in the game.
The lack of connection between the Chiefs quarterback and wide receivers have lost them games this season. Any time he's in a tight spot, Patrick Mahomes seems to have no other outlet other than Travis Kelce.
Jordan Love, meanwhile, has eight touchdown passes in his last three games, against the Los Angeles Chargers, Detroit Lions and the Kansas City Chiefs. He has not thrown a single interception, and his passer rating has been above 108 in each game.
He's truly coming into his own and emerging from the shadow of Aaron Rodgers before him and Brett Favre earlier. The scary part for the rest of the league is that the Packers have the youngest team and will only get to grow together. If he keeps it up, the sky is the limit for him and the franchise.