With the 26th pick in the 2020 NFL Draft, the Green Bay Packers select quarterback Jordan Love, Utah State.
The Packers have decided now is the opportune time to not build around veteran quarterback Aaron Rodgers but instead draft his potential replacement instead. Not only did Green Bay draft a first-round passer, but they traded up and gave up a fourth-round pick in order to secure Love’s services. The Packers are one of the best teams in the NFL as it relates to succession plans from future Hall of Fame quarterbacks making Love’s selection is a stunning decision.
Love is not a player that will be ready to contribute early on, but he has all of the talent necessary to take the mantle from Rodgers as a great quarterback. He needs time and went to one of the only places in the NFL that can give it to him.
Our scouts say: “Love has franchise quarterback qualities and should be regarded as a prospect with a Pro Bowl ceiling. Love's statistical regression in 2019 isn't indicative of regression in skills or decision making; he was a victim of a poor supporting cast in many instances. Love will need patience and must go to a team with a coaching staff able to nurture, develop and cater passing schemes to where he thrives. He isn't plug-and-play player but he's a potential game-changing QB.”