The Green Bay Packers certainly were the talk of the draft after they traded up to draft former Utah State quarterback Jordan Love and didn’t even try to draft a WR to help out Aaron Rodgers.
In the week since the draft, NFL pundits and analysts have crushed the Packers and just assumed that Rodgers would be upset for their actions.
He may not have been upset, but he was certainly bothered it, mainly because he would be hearing about it from multiple people.
Rodgers told NFL Media’s Kyle Brandt that he was watching the draft closely, perked up when the Packers traded up four picks to No. 26 overall … and then reached for his bottle of tequila when Love was the pick.
“I was like, ‘Oh, wow, OK,’ ” Rodgers told Brandt for the first episode of a future Ringer/Spotify podcast. “I love scotch, but I’ve been drinking some sipping tequila lately as well. And once I got that text [that Love was the pick], I went to the pantry, I poured myself about four fingers [of tequila] and I knew it was going to be one of those nights where people start calling.”
Rodgers said his response to people calling was: “Yeah, I am fine.”
Rodgers didn’t hesitate to suggest that Green Bay eventually will replace him as the starter with Love down the road.
“I think probably the former,” Rodgers said. “That’s probably what happens, based on the circumstances around everything.
“Just look at the facts: They traded up. They drafted him. I would say they like him. They want to play him.”
Just this past season, Rodgers threw for 4,002 yards, 26 touchdowns, and four interceptions. Above all, he was able to lead Green Bay to the NFC Championship game.
Utah State quarterback Jordan Love threw for 3,402 yards, 20 touchdowns and 17 interceptions last season.