With the 26th pick in the 2020 NFL Draft, the Green Bay Packers selected Jordan Love out of Utah State. The Packers sent the 30th and 136th overall picks to the Miami Dolphins to grab Love at 26 overall, the fourth quarterback drafted of the day.
In 2005, Aaron Rodgers fell to the 24th pick and became the replacement for an aging Brett Favre. It worked out pretty well. Now, 15 years later, the Packers look to repeat that same sentiment, grabbing their quarterback of the future to be groomed under the tutelage of Aaron Rodgers.
This may ruffle the feathers of Packers fans who wanted Green Bay to grab a weapon to win now, but it appears the front-office is preparing for the future. Aaron Rodgers will be a 40 year-old free agent in 2024. Love will have had 4 years of experience observing Aaron Rodgers within LaFleur’s system.
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Jordan Love needs to clean up his decision making, but his arm strength, athleticism, and play making ability should excite fans. He’ll be an excellent fit in Matt LaFleur’s offense. Love is no stranger to winning either, as his 21-11 record at Utah State is second-most in the school’s history.
If the Packers truly think Love is the guy, you have to take him. The Packers should hope to grab weapons tomorrow. Still, the team lacks a premier receiver opposite of Davante Adams. A developmental right tackle to replace Bryan Bulaga and an inside-linebacker to pair with Christian Kirksey would be welcome too.
Greg Jennings, Jordy Nelson, Randall Cobb, and Davante Adams were all found in the second round. That’s not bad company for whichever wide receiver the Packers likely select in the second round tomorrow to join. Packers fans should hold their horses for now. Love may provide another decade of stability at the quarterback position, and the Packers haven’t had difficulty finding Pro-Bowl talent in the second round.
We’ll see if the Packers get some weapons for the present tomorrow on Day 2 of the 2020 NFL Draft. Stay tuned for more great coverage!