April 24 (UPI) — Rookie quarterback Jordan Love stated he is not sure the way it will work when he stories to the Inexperienced Bay Packers to be Aaron Rodgers’ backup after being picked within the first spherical of the 2020 NFL Draft.
Love’s choice shocked analysts and followers Thursday attributable to Rodgers’ popularity as one of many NFL’s finest quarterbacks. Love was a fringe first-round prospect earlier than the Packers snagged the previous Utah State quarterback at choose No. 26. The Packers traded up from the No. 30 choose to make sure Love’s companies, regardless of wants at different positions, like vast receiver.
Packers normal supervisor Brian Gutenkunst stated after the choose that he hadn’t spoken to Rodgers but. Gutenkunst stated the transfer was “one of the best choice for the Packers.” He additionally referred to as Rodgers the “finest quarterback” within the NFL.
Love is taken into account a uncooked expertise and will seemingly have loads of time to develop beneath Rodgers. He accomplished 61.9 % of his throws for 3,402 yards, 20 touchdowns and 17 interceptions in 13 video games final season. Love threw 32 touchdowns and 6 interceptions in 13 video games in 2018.
He has been in comparison with Blake Bortles, Jay Cutler and Patrick Mahomes, amongst different present and former NFL quarterbacks. Love stated he will be an keen scholar beneath the two-time NFL MVP and 2011 Tremendous Bowl champion. However he is not sure how he will be acquired by the All-Professional gunslinger.
“Yeah, I imply I am not sure how that is going to work,” Love instructed ESPN. “I’ll get again right here and study as a lot as I can from Aaron. He is a tremendous participant and I do know I’ll study quite a bit from him.
“I am not sure how that scenario goes to work however like I stated I am simply excited to be behind him and do regardless of the workforce wants once I’m [called] upon.”
Rodgers accomplished 62 % of his throws for 4,002 yards, 26 touchdowns and 4 interceptions in 16 begins final season. The eight-time Professional Bowl choice led the Packers to a 13-Three file and NFC North division title.