Jordan Love ended up being drafted by the Green Bay Packers with the No. 26 overall pick in the 2020 NFL Draft. It was a shocking move, especially for a team who is still build around superstar quarterback Aaron Rodgers. Many thought the team made the wrong choice, but Love is excited.
Following the Packers’ decision to pick him up, Love opened up and revealed his thoughts on joining Green Bay.
“I would say that this is a really good situation to be in, not being thrown out there. I’m behind one of the great quarterbacks in the league. So just being able to sit behind him and learn, what’s better than that?”
Green Bay shocked their entire fan base with the decision to draft a quarterback. Not only did they draft one, they actually traded up four spots and gave up a fourth-round pick to bring him in. Obviously, Brian Gutekunst thinks Love has superstar potential for the future.
With Rodgers now 36 years old, the Packers are putting a plan for their future on the roster. Love certainly has big-time potential, but he is a development project that will need time to figure things out.
Last season with the Utah State Aggies, Love ended up completing 61.9 percent of his pass attempts for 3,402 yards, 20 touchdowns, and 17 interceptions. Back in 2018, however, Love completed 64 percent of his passes for 3,567 yards, 32 touchdowns, and just six interceptions.
Utah State lost a ton of talent from 2018 to 2019. Love’s lack of production can be explained. It isn’t all completely his fault.
All of that being said, this is definitely a risk for the Packers. They were a win away from the Super Bowl last season and Rodgers is still an elite quarterback. Making the move for a quarterback instead of improving their team now may end up being a mistake.
Expect to hear a ton of speculation about this decision for at least two or three years. Love could end up proving the doubters wrong, but he will be facing a ton of pressure.