There was plenty of talk in the lead up to the draft about when is the time to bring in a possible successor to Aaron Rodgers. On Thursday night general manager Brian Gutekunst made a move that may have made that a reality.
Late in the first round Gutekunst moved up four picks to number 26 in a trade with the Dolphins and picked quarterback Jordan Love out of Utah State.
Love turned a lot of heads during the draft process despite a relatively down final year in college statistically. As a junior Love threw 20 touchdowns, but with 17 interceptions. His total yardage remained somewhat steady when comparing his final two seasons with Utah State.
Love has a lot of upside in terms of his physical abilities. At 6’4″ and 224 pounds, Love has a lot of arms strength, and mobility. Some draft experts said that Love’s best fit could be with a team that has time for him to learn under a veteran.
Just like Rodgers himself, Love will have a chance to grow playing behind one of the best in the league.