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2020 NFL Draft: Green Bay Packers trade up for QB Jordan Love

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The NFC North just got hit by a seismic wave.

COLLEGE FOOTBALL: OCT 05 Utah State at LSU Photo by John Korduner/Icon Sportswire via Getty Images

The Green Bay Packers may have made the most surprising pick in the first round of the 2020 NFL Draft.

The Packers drafted the heir to Aaron Rodgers, trading up from 30 to 26 to grab Utah State quarterback Jordan Love. While some speculated the Packers could start anew at quarterback, others believed they would add some other offensive skill talent to help Rodgers out.

But this pick has some Packers fans rocked to their core.

Jordan Love was the fourth quarterback off the board. He’s a strong arm talent who can maneuver quite a bit in the pocket with decent mobility. However, his decision making has come into question, as he threw 17 interceptions his final year with Utah State.

One of the most interesting parts about this story is that Aaron Rodgers is currently the exact age (36) as Brett Favre was when Rodgers was drafted as his replacement. Rodgers was taken 24th overall; Love was taken 26th.

The NFC North just got a whole lot more interesting.