Posted: 5/01/2020 2:36 am UTC
Green Bay Packers first-round selection QB Jordan Love (Utah State) possesses 'a rare combination of (Brett) Favre's gunslinging, (Aaron) Rodgers' ability to process the game and Patrick Mahomes-like athleticism,' ESPN's Rob Demovsky suggested Thursday, April 30, in regards to why general manager Brian Gutekunst drafted Love.
'He's a very natural thrower, can make all the throws, he's a very good athlete, he has the kind of size we look for. I just think there's some rawness to him, but I just think he's got everything in front of him. And we really like the guy. We think he's a really good kid, wanted to work, and he just kind of fits with our culture. ... '(Head coach Matt LaFleur) was on the (phone) line with us and understood where I was coming from. I think it was one of those things where, again, with a second-year head coach, I certainly wasn't going to give him a player he didn't want. It's not something we anticipated. It kind of fell to us, and we were excited about that. I know a lot of people will look at this as not a move for the immediate, and I understand that, but the balance of the immediate and the long term is something that I have to consider, and that's why we did it,' Gutekunst said.