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.
Shooketh.— Packers coverage by Acme Packing Co. (@acmepackingco) April 24, 2020
Hooooooooo boy— Tex Western (@TexWestern) April 24, 2020
The #Packers select Jordan Love QB Utah State. pic.twitter.com/Tr9XTHtDKB— Cheesehead TV (@cheeseheadtv) April 24, 2020
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.