San Francisco 49ers coach Kyle Shanahan and linebacker Fred Warner offered nothing but love for Green Bay Packers quarterback Jordan Love as the 49ers were ready to play the Packers in Saturday's divisional playoff round.
Before Tuesday's practice, Shanahan was very complimentary of Love and his growth this season.
He has made great strides. The news was broken by Shanahan. The pressure of having a poor record in your first year as a rookie, along with the fact that you have to play at a high level every game, hasn't dampened his performance.
He's been consistent throughout the season, and he's had some good performances earlier on. His ball handling in the past 10 games has been absolutely remarkable: 21 touchdowns and 1 interception.
Whatever they ask him to do, he does it with remarkable consistency. You can tell that [Packers coach] Matt [LaFleur] is doing a great job with the quarterback
because he is fully committed to the team's scheme, makes a ton of plays, has a strong arm, and is a large guy.
The 49ers have taken note of quarterback quarterback Aaron Rodgers' astonishing offensive performance in his first season with the Packers, which has helped the team to a 9-8 record during the regular season and a dominant upset of the Dallas Cowboys in the wild-card round.
Warner also spoke highly of the rookie quarterback for the Packers. He told reporters that the 49ers' defense has been keeping tabs on Love's progress all season and is prepared to meet him in a game-of-the-season matchup.