Packers Shockingly Trade up to Draft QB Jordan Love in Move That Mirrors Aaron Rodgers Succeeding Brett Favre

Utah State QB Jordan Love
Utah State QB Jordan Love / Grant Halverson/Getty Images

Aaron Rodgers is 36 years old, which means that the Green Bay Packers definitely needed to start hunting for the next franchise guy. They solved that issue with the No. 26 pick in the 2020 NFL Draft.

After trading up with the Miami Dolphins, the Packers took Utah State quarterback Jordan Love, who will back up Rodgers until he is ready to take the starting job.

Does this not look JUST like the Packers taking Rodgers back in 2005 to prepare for Brett Favre's departure?

Love struggled last year, throwing 17 interceptions, but that can be attributed to a good chunk of his receivers going pro or graduating.

The mobility and arm talent was on display at the Senior Bowl, and the Packers clearly saw enough in the raw Aggie to use their first-round pick on him instead of a wide receiver. This is risky, but it's better to be prepared when it comes to quarterbacks.

Rodgers is still the guy in Green Bay, but the Packers know that they needed to find a replacement for him once his time is up. The arm talent was so enticing for Brian Gutekunst that they simply had to trade up and make the move.