Aaron Rodgers shared his thoughts about the Packers drafting Jordan Love.
When the 2020 NFL Draft kicked off back in April, not many were expecting the Green Bay Packers to use their first pick on a quarterback, especially since they had one of the best quarterbacks in the NFL in Aaron Rodgers locked up.
Despite having Rodgers and needing to give him some new weapons so the burden doesn’t keep falling on him to lead the team to victory, the Packers shocked everybody and traded up to the 26th overall pick in the draft to take quarterback Jordan Love from Utah State.
Many were surprised by this pick and thought that if the Packers were keen on trading up, it would be to take a prolific, young wide receiver in order to give Rodgers an offensive weapon that actually matches his skill-set. This pick was then absolutely trashed by practically every draft expert, but Rodgers has supported Love and has not trashed the pick like others, though he has admitted that he was very surprised.
Rodgers was interviewed on Tuesday by Kyle Brandt and discussed the specifics of his feelings when Love was drafted.
Rodgers said he was hoping for a receiver and was disappointed by the pick
During the interview, Rodgers recalls his feelings on draft night when the Packers traded up. He said that he became very excited, thinking they would draft one of the many amazing wide receivers who were available in the draft.
He even went off to list the wide receivers that he liked, such as Justin Jefferson from LSU, who was taken before the Packers traded up, and Tee Higgins from Clemson, who was available at the 26th pick.
Rodgers then said he received a text from his agent before the pick was announced, telling him that Green Bay was going to draft a quarterback, which surprised him very much. And in the funniest moment of the interview, Rodgers admits that he then went to pour himself a glass of tequila.
We certainly can’t blame him after the Packers again decided to not give him any help.
Despite hoping for a wide receiver and being bummed by the pick, Rodgers stressed that he bears no ill will towards the Packers or Love. Rodgers has every right to be irritated by this pick, especially since he has no thoughts about retiring anytime soon, but it is encouraging to see him take the high road and not bring negativity to Love’s dreams coming true.