Green Bay Packers defeat New Orleans Saints in preseason game

GREEN BAY — First play Friday night, Jordan Love hit the back of his three-step drop, and he had nowhere to throw.

The New Orleans Saints had rushed only four defenders, dropping seven in coverage. Love glanced to his right. It is scanned back to the middle. Then the Green Bay Packers quarterback did something he almost certainly would not have tried the past couple of years.

After Love’s solid preseason debut last week in San Francisco, Aaron Rodgers said he still wanted to see his backup be more comfortable when it’s time to bail on a play. That internal clock, the one that screams for a quarterback to get out of Dodge, is a tricky thing to master. So when Love didn’t linger inside the pocket, tucking to pick up 11 yards up the middle, it was exactly the type of decision the Packers have been waiting for their young quarterback to make.

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