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Packers NFL Draft Rumor Proves They Aren't Sold on Jordan Love

Devon Platana
Rumors from the 2021 NFL Draft show that the Green Bay Packers aren't quite sold on quarterback Jordan Love.
Rumors from the 2021 NFL Draft show that the Green Bay Packers aren't quite sold on quarterback Jordan Love. / Dylan Buell/Getty Images
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While the Green Bay Packers are in the middle of rumors surrounding Aaron Rodgers, there have also been discussions around his backup, Jordan Love.

Love was selected 26th overall in the 2020 NFL Draft by the Packers. The pick was controversial at the time because it looked like the team was already searching for Rodgers' successor even though he's still playing like a top-5 quarterback in the league.

However, a new wrinkle has been added to the controversy as the Packers might not like Love as much as some people think that they do. NFL reporter Tyler Dunne appeared on CBS Sports' The D.A. Show this week to discuss how the Packers were reportedly looking to select another quarterback during the 2021 NFL Draft.

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The Packers didn't end up adding another signal-caller to the draft. With their first-round pick being at No. 29, they wouldn't have been able to draft one of the top-5 players at the position. They would've had the opportunity to draft Florida's Kyle Trask at No. 62, who was taken two picks later by the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, but Green Bay passed on him for Ohio State center Josh Myers.

Still, the fact that the Packers were even considering drafting a quarterback at some point this year is pretty telling as to what they think of Love. The last time he played a football game was when he was a member of the Utah State Aggies in the 2019 college football campaign. That season, Love recorded 3,402 passing yards for 20 touchdowns to 17 interceptions. Maybe the Packers are concerned that he can't overcome his giveaway issue.

Regardless of what the Packers think of Love, one thing is certain: the quarterback controversy in Green Bay is far from over.


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