Rodgers questions picking QB
Aaron Rodgers admitted on Friday that he was surprised that the Green Bay Packers selected fellow quarterback Jordan Love in the first round of last month’s draft.
Speaking publicly about the situation for the first time, Rodgers was diplomatic with his responses when addressing the Packers’ decision to trade up to acquire the Utah State product with the 26th overall pick of the 2020 NFL Draft.
“I think the initial reaction (to the Packers selecting Love) was surprise,” Rodgers said. “Not gonna say that I was thrilled by the pick, but I understand. The organization is not only thinking about the present but the future, and I respect that. I understand their focus and their mindset.”
Rodgers, who is entering his 16th season with the Packers, said he hopes to develop a strong bond with Love. He even went so far as to cite his relationships with former backup quarterbacks Matt Flynn and Brett Hundley.
“I’m excited to work with him,” Rodgers said of Love. “He seems like a really good kid with a really good head on his shoulders.”
While the selection of Love calls Rodgers’ future into question, the two-time NFL MVP said he would like to finish his career with the Packers.
Rodgers is heading into the first season of a four-year, US$134 million extension he signed in August 2018.