Matt LaFleur: Other players we targeted got drafted, Jordan Love was next on the board

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Packers coach Matt LaFleur is pushing back against the idea that Green Bay was looking for a replacement for Aaron Rodgers in the draft.

LaFleur said that the Packers just ended up with Love because he was the best player left on their draft board after some other players were selected, and not because they were specifically ready to move on from Rodgers.

“It was just one of those situations where there were a couple guys targeted that had just previously been picked and Jordan was the next guy on the board, and so we went with the best player at the time,” LaFleur said on ESPN Radio in Wisconsin.

But that explanation flies in the face of the fact that the Packers traded up in the first round to draft Love. It’s one thing to see a player fall in your lap and draft him, but it’s something else to trade up to draft a player. That suggests not only that the Packers wanted Love specifically, but that they wanted him badly enough that they didn’t want to wait and risk some other team drafting him before their pick came up.

Rodgers remains the Packers’ starting quarterback for now, and LaFleur wants to keep him happy. But the reality is, the Packers wouldn’t have traded up for Love if they expected Rodgers to play out the remaining four years on his contract.

63 responses to “Matt LaFleur: Other players we targeted got drafted, Jordan Love was next on the board

  1. In 4 seasons Wentz has 0 playoff wins with 48 regular season Fumbles. He has no heart no desire to win his teammates hate him Carson has a 7-20 record vs teams over 500. Wentz has started 5-6 in 3 of his first 4 seasons. Nick Foles is 24-6 in his last 30 games as an Eagle.

  2. What a cop-out. You have a HOF QB and you’re not surrounding him with skill players. WR, RB, TE, there were multiple high-quality, high-impact players available at that spot, but the team GAVE UP draft capital to avoid drafting any of them. And then proceeded to not draft any of them for the rest of the draft, either.

    It’s just a dumb move. Nothing against Love personally, but QBs like him come up in every draft, and arguably there were multiple QBs drafted after him who are more pro-ready.

    Green Bay, you are sabotaging your success and squandering the good fortune of having the one single thing in the sport that is hardest to get (a true all-time franchise QB).

  3. I have trouble believing that JLove was the top choice left available of their draft board.

    If he was, they need a better scouting department and/or decision makers.

    It wouldn’t have been so bad if they just waited for JLove to continue falling (like he was going to do anyway), but they traded up to get him.

    It’s obvious the Packers have buyers remorse on all the MILLIONS of dollars they’ve already paid Rodgers since his extension that he forced them to do 2 years early. They want to jettison that contract as soon as possible so they can start the rebuild.

  4. If Love turns out to be a good player we may forget this is one of the worst drafts in Packers history

  5. I will tell you what the guy that decides who gets picked said. Brian Gutekunst: “Long story short, eventually Love was our top guy left, and the gap was widening. As those players got picked, it was kind of like, with the way our board was, there really wasn’t anyone else near his level that we felt comfortable taking. So, we went up from 30 to 26 and got our guy”

    End of story.👍

  6. Well they traded up for Jordan Love when they could have traded up for, say, CeeDee Lamb. And then they’d probably be NFC favorites right now.

  7. How arrogant is their head coach that he was gifted the best QB in football but wants to do it his own way and bring in his own QB? How many teams insist on running the ball when they have A-Rod At QB? He might not be what he once was…but still better than 90% of the NFL.

    And to compound it by having poor WRs and not bringing in any more? And taking ANOTHER RB when you already have plenty?

    I know the head coach is highly regarded, but…the passive aggressive crap with Rodgers is…well, I guess how Rodgers has acted the past few years?

  8. Well they traded up for Jordan Love when they could have traded up for, say, CeeDee Lamb. And then they’d probably be NFC favorites right now.

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    Cee Dee Lamb was the 17th overall pick. In order to trade up 13 spots for him they would have had to give a ton of draft equity probably including a #1 pick next year. Definitely not worth it!!

  9. And to compound it by having poor WRs and not bringing in any more? And taking ANOTHER RB when you already have plenty?

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    Plenty of running backs? They have two serviceable running backs, Jones and Williams. I don’t think that’s plenty considering their offense has changed toward more running the football.

  10. The decision-making by the Packer front office in the first full year of a revised management and a rookie head coach exceeded all expectations. Nothing has occurred to make me believe they have been passed by any other NFCN teams. Instead of trolls predicting the demise of the Packers, again, and being wrong, again, maybe they should sit back and zoetrope themselves be schooled on how it’s done, again.

  11. It isn’t necessarily a contradiction that they traded up so LaFleur’s story doesn’t add up. They may have had first round grades on a certain number of players and when most were gone, they thought to get one of the ones left on their list they would have to trade up. If they were all gone or they couldn’t work a deal, they may have been prepared to trade down. Also, the Packers were connected with Drew Lock last year, but the Broncos traded up and took him one pick before the Packers 2nd round pick. Gutekunst wasn’t going to let that happen again.

  12. As a Pack fan i absolutly love the JLove draft pick! The Pack has been lacking a quality backup qb. Aarons eyes are drifting to his hollywood career. If Love pans out awesome…at least they are making future qb plans…unlike East Dakota Vikings.

  13. I wish the Seahawks had drafted him. Nobody wins once they pay their QB. Facts

  14. Andy Reid saw something he liked in Patrick Mahomes, so he traded up to draft him. If there’s a QB you think can turn out to be the best QB in the NFL, you do whatever it takes to draft him. I’ve heard people compare Love to Mahomes, and the Packers were probably in that same boat. Aaron Rodgers is still playing at a HOF level, and he’s a super bowl winner. Rather than guess about what the future plans in Green Bay are, I’ll just wait and see. Something tells me I’m not going to find out until it happens.

  15. I am sure he wanted to draft Justin Jefferson like so many =cheese eaters were hoping for on here. To bad. Instead got stuck with a 3 year back up in the first round. And had to trade up just for that!

  16. Traded up becuase they are ready to move on from declining, tempermental Rodgers.
    Now stuck having to answer questions about it.

  17. phillypcp says:
    May 28, 2020 at 6:49 pm

    When was the last time rodgers had some decent weapons
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    Last season. Davante Adams is one of the better receivers in the NFL (997 yards in 12 games), Aaron Jones is a very good running back (over 1500 total yards run and rcv), and the offensive line is definitely top 10 if not top 5. Their weakness was TE, but Jace went down early in the season which hurt that position more than they realized. Look for him to be better than decent next season.

    Packers are loaded with decent players and have a handful of very good players. So the answer to your question is… last season.

  18. Hmm…it seems there’s still quite a bit of lingering bitterness from last season’s sweep, especially that embarrassing 139 yard/7 first down performance.
    Yikes!

  19. Yeah, they the first 3 guys on their board were drafted…. Joe Burrow, Tua Tagovailoa, and Justin Herbert. So they had to move up to get Jordan Love.

  20. Wafflestomp says:
    May 28, 2020 at 8:40 pm
    Hmm…it seems there’s still quite a bit of lingering bitterness from last season’s sweep, especially that embarrassing 139 yard/7 first down performance.
    Yikes!
    Zzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz

    Stop it! They do not like being reminded of the vaunted Viking defense continually coming up small in big games.

  21. If love was the best of the best on their board I can only imagine what their board looked like. Probably written on poster and crayon

  22. In the 2005 draft, what did the Packers need? Ahman Green was going on his 8th year (time for a new RB). OL, TE, WR, DE. Roddy White was there. Heath Miller. Logan Mankins. Frank Gore is still playing. Icognito is still playing. They could have taken a flyer on Fitzpatrick in the 7th. 2005 failed to help GB for 3 plus years.

  23. GOD, I just watched a YouTube video on Jordy Nelson highlights. Remember the good ol days. Aaron would line up with a 5 wide set. He would extend the play by stepping up between his all-pro guards and center and find someone in the end zone. Remember when he would catch the defense with 12 men on the field and get a free play out of it. LeFluers offense is a joke.

  24. Coach LaFleur has a future in Wisconsin politics. Not buying that for a minute. And you traded up to get him as well… Coming from a Browns fan who has seen his share of bad picks in his lifetime – it could be the worst pick ever. Or fire all personnel members who had a hand in putting together your draft board.

  25. Everyone keeps saying surround Rodgers with talent. Wrong. GB’s problem was not on offense last year. Lamar Jackson, Watson, Mahomes and the direction of the NFL QB got Love drafted, plain and simple. These teams do not owe everyone an explaination, that’s why you get the dumb answer Lafleur gave. They are building for future. News flash, Rodgers is not 25 and not the focal point of the offense as clearly shown last year.

  26. Let’s have a little history lesson here if you will. A flashback to the 2005 NFL draft, yes that draft where the famed Minnesota Vikings had not 1 but 2 1st round picks and twice passed on a falling Aaron Rodgers by selecting WR Troy Williamson and DE Erasmus James. 21 other teams passed as well, didn’t mean to just single out the Vikings but they did have 2 this year as well.

    Sitting at 24 with a 36 yr old HOF QB as their starter GB takes QB Aaron Rodgers despite having needs at WR, RB and TE. He then sits for 3 yrs, goes on to win a SB and has a HOF career himself.

    Sound familiar? Yeah the circumstances might have been a bit different, Rodgers was considered a possible #1 pick, Favre mused on retirement, Packers didnt trade up for Rodgers ect. but by and large it’s looking quite similar to that whole situation.

    Will it play out the same? Probably not likely but at least there is a blueprint for how it could play out… It’ll be a few years before the truth reveals itself so im just going to enjoy the ride. I look forward to watching a 21 yr old Love, learn and grow while Rodgers continues to compete for championships. His time will come. When, no one knows.

    For all those that thought GB should have drafted a WR instead. Coincidentally the 2005 draft was also considered to be a great WR draft with 6 selected in the 1st round and 31 total. This year had 7 and 36 respectively. All you need to do is go look at that 2005 bunch and you might feel a bit differently about this years crop of WRs especially early round guys. The experts cant be wrong, right?

  27. Great point by MDS.
    This is a CYA statement by LaFleur that makes no sense.

  28. HagemeisterPark says:

    As a Pack fan i absolutly love the JLove draft pick! The Pack has been lacking a quality backup qb.
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    If they had drafted JLove in the 2nd or 3rd round, your post would make sense.

    You don’t spend a 1st and a 4th round pick to draft a BACKUP QB.

    They could have signed a veteran QB (Winston, Newton, Dalton, Flacco) that started in the NFL last season as a backup for less than JLove’s signing bonus and all of those guys would be a better option to back up Rodgers for the 2020 season.

    It’s entirely possible that JLove is the 3rd string QB for 2020.

    Tim Boyle has played in the against one of the best defenses in the NFL. Last year against the 49ers he had a 75% completion percentage compared to Rodgers 60.8% and a QB rating of 80.2 compared to Rodgers 75.8.

  29. jackedupboonie says:
    May 28, 2020 at 7:19 pm
    I wish the Seahawks had drafted him. Nobody wins once they pay their QB. Facts
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    You wish the Seahawks would of traded up for QB Jordan Love? For what? Wilson is not only an elite QB but he is one of the best top 3-4 QBs in the NFL. You do realize that without Wilson the Seahawks wouldn’t be a good team, the Hawks have a 4-5 win roster without one Russell Wilson Quarterbacking that team.
    Rookie QB Jordan Love is not extremely raw coming into the NFL but odds tell us there is a 99.99% chance that Jordan Love will NEVER be close to how good Wilson is. I personally don’t think Jordan Love will become a good starting QB in the NFL, we will find out but I just don’t see it. Love also would not survive behind the Hawks garbage O-Line which is still terrible and amongst the NFL’s worst, Love would end up injured playing behind that OL while Russell Wilson with his quick release and athleticism allows SEA to get away with having such a terrible offensive line.

    If the Hawks wanted to draft a QB to get out from under Russell Wilson’s contract there are 4QB’s I think they should of done whatever they could to land. First guy is the Ravens Lamar Jackson, the Hawks could of drafted him at the end of round 1 developing him behind Wilson for a year before trading Wilson for a boatload of draft picks and starting Jackson the following year. Had they of done that and landed a few extra 1st/2nd round picks the Hawks would true Super Bowl contender right now.
    The other QB who reminds me a lot of Russell Wilson but is an even better athlete w/ elite quickness & 4.3 speed while being extremely elusive with the ball in his hands is former OU QB Kyler Murray. AZ likely would not of traded the pick no matter how much they got for him and probably Definitely would not of traded him to SEA as that’s a sure way to get fired if he were to become the leagues next Elite NFL QB which Murray is well on his way to becoming. The Hawks could of traded a 1st, 2nd, 3rd in 2019 and 1st/2nd in 2020 to go up and get him and then could of traded a 31yr old Russell Wilson and got most of if not all of those picks back. SEA in return would be getting a 21yr old Kyler Murray who as a passer was an elite passer coming out for a 21yr old and a much more polished passer than Wilson was coming out who also happens to be an elite athlete w/ 4.3 speed. As a 1st year rookie Murray ranked as the BEST Deep-Ball passer in the NFL via Football Outsiders & ranked 5th overall on PFF’s list. Murray tore the 49ers apart almost single handily beating them completing 70%+ of his passes, 5TDs-oINTs with a 116.7 QB Passer Rating. Murray ranked 14th in ESPN’s QBR list w/ a QBR of 55.7 as a freaking rookie, earned a spot as a Pro Bowl alternate as a rookie, was the 2nd QB in NFL History to pass for 3700+YDs and rush for 500+YDs as a rookie & 1st QB since Andrew Luck to post 7 different games as a rookie with a QB PAsser Rating of 90+ with 6 games of 300+YDs going onto win OROY.
    Two other QB’s SEA should of moved up for at least one of , who both came out in 2017 who are now not only elite NFL QB’s but one is the NFLs best QB is Patrick Mahomes and DeShaun Watson. God if SEA had one of those two on rookie deals while trading WIlson away for at least a 1st round pick and couple 2nd round picks SEA would be the most dangerous team in the NFL right now and likely would of won Super Bowl #2 right now and they’d have the money TO LOAD THAT ROSTER UP with talent in F/A without paying WIlson $35M+.And lastly a QB who SEA could of drafted this year in round 2 to groom behind Wilson who has a chance of developing into a top notch starting QB just as Wilson did as a 3rd round pick is 2nd round pick 6″2 QB Jalen Hurts.

    I could see SEA drafting a QB & moving on from Wilson in the next few years if a guy is there who they feel can be an Elite NFL QB like a Kyler Murray or a Lamar Jackson who they can get in round 1 and then move Wilson and his $35M+/YR contract and when they do that they will become a seriously dangerous team again when they have another franchise QB on a rookie deal. Wilson is already losing speed and some of his athleticism and he is only going to continue losing more and more of his speed/athleticism over the next few years now that he is entering his age 32 season. SEA should look to move on from Wilson and bring in the next “franchise” guy by the time WIlson enters hi age 34 season, said QB can learn behind Wilson for a year before SEA trades Wilson before he enters his age 35 season where Wilson will still have real draft value on the market entering his age 35 season allowing them to get at least a 1st and 3rd at that time before the start of the 2023 NFL Draft.

  30. “Green Bay, you are sabotaging your success and squandering the good fortune of having the one single thing in the sport that is hardest to get (a true all-time franchise QB).”

    And what makes you or any football fan more knowledgable than the Packers scouting staff,GM or coach? they lost only three games last season without a 2020 first round unproven stud reciever on the roster and there was no guarantee the reciever everyone wanted them to draft would have been any better than the young recievers they already have on their roster.the team is going to be run oriented this season,the MM era is gone forever in GB thank goodness.

  31. The Packers did an amazing job rebuilding from 2005-10 until they won the title with Rodgers. The job they did since then has been almost as bad as any team in the league. They have a future first ballot Hall of Famer at QB and they’ve invested no picks in other skill players to help him get a second title. It’s crazy to see how bad they’ve been in the draft and free agency for the better part of the last decade.

  32. I’m not gonna crucify the Packers front office for this, if this is what they want to do. Odd that they didn’t draft a single receiver, though.

    If they want to replace Rogers then they need to just be honest about it. If this is only about trying to find a developmental QB…OK, sure.

    Getting a reliable starting QB is incredibly difficult. It took Tennessee and TB 4 years to figure out that their number ones weren’t gonna hack it. Look how many times Foles has been a starter only to have it yanked from him. Dude only won SB – but apparently no one feels good about truly handing him the keys for 2-3 years.

    Rogers is a good QB – much better than Love at this point. If Rogers leaves after this year then the Packers will see what he can do, and the odds of him being a legit replacement for Rogers are pretty slim.

  33. phillypcp says:
    May 28, 2020 at 6:49 pm

    When was the last time rodgers had some decent weapons
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    Last season. Davante Adams is one of the better receivers in the NFL (997 yards in 12 games), Aaron Jones is a very good running back (over 1500 total yards run and rcv), and the offensive line is definitely top 10 if not top 5. Their weakness was TE, but Jace went down early in the season which hurt that position more than they realized. Look for him to be better than decent next season.

    Packers are loaded with decent players and have a handful of very good players. So the answer to your question is… last season.

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    Yes, they had Adams and he is an elite receiver. But he also missed some games last season and the guys behind him didn’t do much. The best of the lot was Allen Lazard, an undrafted WR who the Packers signed after the Jags released him.
    At TE, they had Jimmy Graham, who is not even close to what he once was. It hurt Rodgers and the offense big time not having a good TE.
    So you are wrong about the receivers Rodgers had to work with. Allison and Valdes-Scantling both regressed, St. Brown was injured all year, and the rest of the guys were just taking up a roster spot. The best was Jake Kumerow who wouldn’t even be on the roster if they had good recievers after Adams. Allison was so disappointing they let him walk and the Lions signed him.
    I believe they will be better this season. St. Brown is back and healthy, and the additions of TE Josiah Deguara and WR Devin Funchess will help. And Jace Sternberger, the TE they drafted in 2019 will be healthy. And watch out for two guys they signed as free agents — WR’s Reggie Begelton and Malik Taylor. They could push a couple of the other guys off the roster. Begelton was one of the top receivers in the CFL and voted the Calgary Stampeders most outstanding player by a unanimous vote. He was being courted by several NFL teams but the Packers signed him.

  34. The job they did since then (2010) has been almost as bad as any team in the league. They have a future first ballot Hall of Famer at QB and they’ve invested no picks in other skill players

    ++++++

    Green Bay went 92-50-2 since the job they have been doing is “almost as bad as any team in the league” (according to you).

    Davante Adams (4 years running with 885 or more yards), Aaron Jones (1,000 yrd back last season),Randall Cobb (525 receptions), Eddie Lacy (2 1,100+ yard seasons) all draft picks since then.

    92-50. More than a few organizations would be ecstatic with that decade.

  35. They may have grabbed the best player available, but it’s not like they didn’t specifically trade up for the purpose of drafting Jordan Love. LaFleur is making it sound like the Packers said “Hey, you know what, let’s trade up in round one and see who’s still available after we do it!” That’s not what happened. They traded up for the purpose of drafting Love.

  36. another thought. If one player can dictate who he wants signed or drafted or pouts about what the management does..then it is time to move on.

  37. The moral of the story in this thread is:

    The Packers drafted the best player available in the first round and everyone, including Aaron Rodgers is excited about Jordan Love being a Green Bay Packer.

    Aaron Rodgers on the state of the Packers: “I am happy where we are at and I like what Brian and his staff are doing.”

    Aaron Rodgers on Jordan Love: “We talk a lot and have already had some great conversations. I’m excited to work with him”

    Vikings fan: “I am so upset that Packers did this! I wish the Vikings had Jordan Love or Aaron Rodgers. We have no plan for now, much less the future. I really hate those big scary Packers and their mean fans”

    #TitleTown

    #GoPackGo!🏈

  38. “Matt LaFleur’s ‘explosive play’ intentions undercut by Packers’ offseason. The Packers’ priorities are all over the place.

    After a highly controversial 2020 NFL Draft, head coach Matt LaFleur says that the team needs to focus on becoming more explosive on offense, a goal they’ve done little to reach this offseason.

    “One area we really need to improve on is creating more explosive plays,” LaFleur said, per ESPN’s Rob Demovsky. “We were pretty efficient, but were 23rd in explosive plays. That starts with play calling (and) maybe take a few more chances to help generate those plays down the field.”

    The Packers’ draft was especially dubious if that is indeed LaFleur’s intention.”

  39. All these packer fans are drinking the koolaid. I’m not. LaFleur is doing damage control except none of it makes sense. He was the only left on your board and yet you traded up and lost a pick for him. He didn’t fall to you like Rodgers did in 05. Stop comparing this to when Rodgers was drafted. The situations are completely different. Rodgers has never waffled over retirement the last 4 seasons. He just signed a massive contract and yet the front office refuses to build a team that will get them over the hump. This team didn’t improve at all and when they play the 49ers they will get stomped again

  40. @vfansrhaterscausetheyjealous

    Yeah, let’s look at the historical record, but the real one. (1) Just before the 2005 draft, the Vikings had a 27-year old QB (Culpepper) coming off a career year where he was 2nd in NFL MVP voting (Peyton Manning won). In other words, the Vikings had a ZERO need for a new QB. (2) If the Packers REALLY believed that Rodgers would become the QB that he was, they would never have waited for him to fall to number 24 in the draft before selecting him. Don’t forget that many had touted Rodgers as the number 1 pick. Moreover, Favre was 35 years old and the Packers would soon need to replace him. In other words, it wasn’t some brilliant plan by the Packers to select Rodgers at 24; they needed a new QB and it was pure dumb luck that Rodgers fell in their lap at 24.

  41. These comments about Rodgers being temperamental and passive/aggressive. No wonder. The fact that they have won 1 SB in the time since AR became the starter says much about the GB front office. I thought the 13-3 record was commendable but lucky as well.
    So, the last draft. Dumb. Yes, not a problem in drafting a QB, but going up the board for him is puzzling. Then to not draft a WR in the rest of the draft, for me, sends out a message to AR that Gutekunst and LaFleur want rid of him.
    I always thought that winning now was the aim, but this last draft dispelled that notion for me. So, I don’t see them able to pass the 49’ERS this coming season.

  42. Sorry but trading up for Love tells us nothing about how badly the Packers wanted him. What it does tell you is that the Packers had him rated well above anyone else they might have drafted with the 30th pick and felt that for the value, they didn’t mind moving up.

    Think of it this way, GB might have had 25 players rated as 1st rounders. 24 of them may have come off the board before they moved up. By trading up they got a player they had rated as a 1st rounder rather than taking a player they had rated in a lower round.

  43. Wafflestomp says:
    March 24, 2020 at 8:18 pm

    I would love to see Justin Jefferson drop to #30 too.
    It would be a blessing.
    —–
    More back-tracking than alternative names. LOLOLOL

  44. It’s unclear to me why some packers fans think all of the criticisms being issued towards the Love pick and the circus that’s surrounded it is exclusively coming from Vikings fans. I can assure you folks, everyone is scratching their heads at the Love pick and the packers draft in general.

    There’s only two conclusions that you can draw from the pick. #1, the packers talent evaluators and decision makers are incompetent and given the rest of their draft, this may genuinely be the case. And #2, packers management views the 2019 season as an aberration and that they’re not close to a SB.

    The packers were stomped by the 49’ers. Everyone expects the Niners to again be a powerhouse. Barring some extremely aggressive free agency moves or trades, the packers are a team that will get stomped again by the 49’ers. They are simply not in the same class. Instead of aggressively targeting potential impact players in the draft, the packers spent the first day and a half drafting players that will be sitting on the bench this season (barring injury to starters).

    To anyone not wearing green & yellow sunglasses, LaFleur is obviously spinning a whopper of a lie with his statements here. But that’s understandable. He obviously can’t express any doubt about the capabilities of his management (conclusion #1). And for conclusion #2, LaFleur can’t tell the fanbase that their drafting strategy began with the premise that this is not a team that’s only a player or two away from the SB.

    I tend to think that the reality is that both of these conclusions are true, although not in equal parts. A lot of things went right for the packers in 2019 and sober eyes could see that this was a team that overachieved. rodgers is no longer the qb he once was. There are still flashes of brilliance but the advanced stats do not lie and he will continue to decline. The packers’ brass are aware of both of these facts and they drafted with an eye on staying competitive long term rather than bringing home a SB trophy. Throw in a dash of incompetence in the evaluation department and Voila. You have the packers 2020 draft class.

    LaFleur is simply spinning this as best he can. Love may turn out to be a great player. If he does, good for them for going after “their guy”. But the Love pick and all subsequent picks say far more about where the packers are at now than it does about what they will be in the future.

  45. freefromwhatyouare says:
    May 29, 2020 at 12:06 pm
    The moral of the story in this thread is:

    The Packers drafted the best player available in the first round and everyone, including Aaron Rodgers is excited about Jordan Love being a Green Bay Packer.

    Aaron Rodgers on the state of the Packers: “I am happy where we are at and I like what Brian and his staff are doing.”

    Aaron Rodgers on Jordan Love: “We talk a lot and have already had some great conversations. I’m excited to work with him”

    Vikings fan: “I am so upset that Packers did this! I wish the Vikings had Jordan Love or Aaron Rodgers. We have no plan for now, much less the future. I really hate those big scary Packers and their mean fans

    @@@@@@@@@@@@222

    These are the rantings of a packer fan very jealous of the Minnesota Vikings

  46. “Packers’ revisionist history: Why Matt LaFleur’s account of why they took Jordan Love doesn’t add up”

    Pure liars now trying to appease Rodgers

  47. When he says “other players” he means: Joe Burrow, Tua Tagavailoa, and Justin Herbert

  48. cheeseisfattening says:
    May 29, 2020 at 5:43 pm
    Wafflestomp says:
    March 24, 2020 at 8:18 pm

    I would love to see Justin Jefferson drop to #30 too.
    It would be a blessing.
    —–
    More back-tracking than alternative names. LOLOLOL
    __________

    I’m not quite sure what you mean by back-tracking, I haven’t said an ill word about Justin Jefferson since the Vikings drafted him, and yes, I think he’s going to be a very good WR in the NFL.

    Whether or not he can coexist with a QB like Kirk Cousins is another matter all together.
    As we all know, Cousins has a well documented history of problematic relationships with current and former teammates.
    An embarrassing sideline blowup with Adam Thielen, not to mention, Stefon Diggs and Trent Williams refused to play with him anymore.
    This will be an interesting issue to keep an eye on.

  49. When you move up to draft your QB of the future, a kid you believe in, you do it. There were 3-4 WRs capable of making an immediate impact. They were all gone by the time GB drafted. Let’s give the young guys time to grow and see what happens. (Were you the stud in your career in Y2 that you are today?).

    If GB’s.WRs disappoint this year, then you grab a top WR in next year’s draft. There will be a LOT of teams that won’t need one because they picked one this year. And GB will either see these young WRs on their roster blossom, or they’ll get a top guy next year, even if they pick 32nd. And either option bodes well for Jordan Love’s future.

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