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Jordan Love will learn from the best and then try to win his job

Posted at 12:28 PM, Apr 25, 2020
and last updated 2020-04-29 14:53:26-04

BAKERSFIELD, Calif. — The Green Bay Packers stunned the NFL world by drafting Jordan Love 26th overall in the first round of the 2020 NFL Draft.

“I was stunned, absolutely flabbergasted and I don’t think that's an overreaction of a term to how I reacted," Packers reporter Matt Schneidman said.

The former Liberty High School star will learn under two-time league MVP Aaron Rodgers for the foreseeable future.

"For me the moment I knew, I was sitting there and I see the Wisconsin number so that’s when I knew right there," Love said.

Schneidman, who writes for The Athletic, says the pick was meet with disdain by Packers fans who know that Rodgers has four more years left on his contract and wants to play for another five to six seasons.

Rodgers' predecessor, Brett Favre, and he had a very strange relationship. The question will be whether or not history will repeat itself with the current Packers quarterback and their newest draft pick.

Rodgers and Favre had a complicated relationship

“Brett Favre basically said, 'I don't owe you anything, you learn the ropes yourself, I'm not teaching you.' The most interesting storyline in Green Bay will be how is Aaron Rodgers going to respond to this, is he going to mentor him," Schneidman said.

As of late Thursday night, Love had not spoken to his new mentor but is ready to take a backseat and learn.

"I’m already knowing that I’ll learn a lot from Aaron Rodgers," Love said. "He's one of the greats of the game and knows a lot, knows what he's doing and has a lot of knowledge. I'll be able to just sit behind him and pick his brain and grow as a player.“

While Packers fans wanted to see a new weapon for Rodgers to use on offense, they got a guy that could help win Green Bay another title in the next decade, instead.

While Packers fans wanted to see a new weapon for Rodgers to use on offense, they got a guy that could help win Green Bay another title in the next decade, instead.