The Green Bay Packers shocked everybody last week when they traded up to select QB Jordan Love with the No. 26 in the 2020 NFL Draft, which caused to scratch their heads as to why they wouldn’t select a much needed WR fro Aaron Rodgers.
Via Bleacher Report:
“Per The Athletic’s Mike Sando, the unnamed NFL coach said the Packers “obviously think” Love is the next Patrick Mahomes.
Coming out of the scouting combine, one anonymous NFL head coach told NFL.com’s Kimberly Jones that Love was a “poor man’s” version of Mahomes.
B/R’s Matt Miller noted Love has many of the traits scouts treasure, such as arm strength, mobility and big-play mentality, but added he also has to “work on cleaning up his decision-making while also growing into a professional quarterback after coming from a conference where his arm strength and athleticism were good enough to win.”
Comparing Love to the best QB in the league right now is very premature and putting unnecessary pressure on a youngster to deliver or get bashed throughout his career.
Heading into the 2020 NFL Draft, many experts assumed the Packers would select wide receivers to help out Rodgers on offense after they came within one game of heading back to the Super Bowl for the first time since 2010.
That did not happen.
- 1 26 QB Jordan Love, Utah State
- 2 62 RB A.J. Dillon, Boston College
- 3 94 TE Josiah Deguara, Cincinnati
- 5 175 LB Kamal Martin, Minnesota
- 6 192 OL Jon Runyan, Michigan
- 6 208 C Jake Hanson, Oregon
- 6 209 OT Simon Stepaniak, Indiana
- 7 236 S Vernon Scott, TCU
- 7 242 EDGE Jonathan Garvin, Miami
The 36-year-old threw for 4,002 yards, 26 touchdowns, and four interceptions during the 2019 season.
Rodgers is currently under contract through the 2023 season.