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Aaron Rodgers says he ‘wasn’t thrilled’ with Packers’ selection of Jordan Love

May 15, 2020

Surprise! Green Bay Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers wasn’t a big fan of the team’s decision to select Jordan Love in the first round of the 2020 NFL draft.

Rodgers, who spoke for the first time since draft weekend on Friday, said he was surprised when Green Bay invested in his future replacement at No. 26 overall.

“I was watching the draft feed with A.J. Hawk and Pat McAfee, and my first reaction was surprise,” he said. “I wasn’t thrilled by the pick. obviously, but the organization is thinking about the present and the future, obviously. He is such a talent that they wanted to move up and get him.”

Rodgers said it will be business as usual in the quarterback room, however.

“It’s the same I’ve done with all my backup quarterbacks — we’ve developed close relationships over the years. He didn’t ask to get drafted by the Packers. He’s not to blame at all.”

Life has come full circle for Rodgers, who joined the Packers as a first-round pick and the heir to Brett Favre’s throne. His relationship with Favre was a chilly one. It doesn’t sound like Rodgers will give Love the cold shoulder.

At the same time, Rodgers has no plans to give up his starting job anytime soon.

“You can only control what you can control,” Rodgers said. “It’s a mantra for any great athlete. It’s something that’s out of my control. What I can control is how I play, and to make that decision a hard one.”

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