Our guess is that the Green Bay Packers see Jordan Love, who they selected with the No. 26 overall pick of the 2020 NFL Draft, after trading up to do so, as the long-term successor to Aaron Rodgers. However, Brett Favre sees another role for the 21-year-old quarterback.
The Hall of Fame gunslinger told TMZ Sports over the weekend that the Packers should use Love in a similar way that the New Orleans Saints deploy all-purpose weapon Taysom Hill, and he better be as wrong as we think he is.
Anybody know what prompted Favre to draw this conclusion? For starters, Love isn't half the athlete that Hill is, and that's no dig at the Utah State product. We're merely calling it like it is. The latter flaunts elite speed and has a thick and muscular frame that helps him bounce off would-be tacklers as a runner.
Love is a respectable athlete in his own right, but he's built like a traditional pocket quarterback, and wouldn't scare any defense with his legs. Green Bay using him as a halfback would be both stupid reckless. Just imagine the optic behind Rodgers handing the pigskin off to Love, his supposed heir apparent.
Favre even insinuating that Love and Hill are remotely the same player is not only disrespectful to the Packers first-rounder, but it also puts a newfound pressure on him to be significantly better than the Saints' swiss-army knife.