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Jordan Love ignited a debate all weekend over a recent comment that the Green Bay Packers quarterback made. As the Packers begin another season with Love at the helm, the team has a lot of budding young talent. Thus far, though, the team hasn’t seen an emerging talent as the team’s “No. 1” receiver at wide receiver.

Love doesn’t necessarily buy into that being a big deal.

The Packers quarterback believes that not having a true No. 1 wide receiver can be a benefit for the Packers. Love explained his rationale to the Packers’ official website.

“I think you don’t have to have a No. 1 receiver. I think it works out well when you can spread the ball out, and you got different guys making different plays, and you can put ’em in different areas,” Love said via

Love emphasized that he thinks that it “puts a lot more stress on the defense” without a No. 1 guy present.

The Packers quarterback has plenty of reason to think this. He obviously draws from his own experience, and not having a definitive No. 1 didn’t hold back his development last year. With Romeo Doubs, Jayden Reed, and others, the Packers put together a strong season offensively. All told, it sure seems like development there is going well.

That said, NFL fans had fun debating Love’s comments all weekend. Reactions from all sides were present, and both sides of the debate were heard.


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