Packers Trade Up to Pick Jordan Love

Anthony Miller
I am currently an NFL Contributor for Infinity Sports Network as well as NFL Draft Contributor for NFL Draft Lounge. I also write about the NFL, XFL, and arena football for multiple websites.

The Green Bay Packers stunned the NFL Draft by trading up to pick Utah State quarterback Jordan Love.

ESPN’s Adam Schefter reported the Packers received the 26th pick while the Miami Dolphins got the 30th pick and a fourth-round pick.

Love has a strong arm who can stay patient in the pocket. He has the ability to move out of the pocket when he needs to use their legs. The question he had in college was consistency. He threw for 20 touchdowns and 17 interceptions last season at Utah State. That would be a concern for some teams. His upside potential is what made him a first round pick to the Packers.

This becomes an interesting situation for the Green Bay Packers with Aaron Rodgers there. It’s exactly the same situation as Rodgers faced with Brett Farve about 15 years ago. Love is being brought in to sit behind Rodgers for 2-3 years before potentially moving on from Rodgers. It will be an interesting dynamic between Rodgers and Love going into the season. 

There isn’t a question about who will be the starting quarterback for the Packers is this year. The question will be how both quarterbacks will handle a “quarterback controversy” in Green Bay. 

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