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Jordan Love reacts to being selected by Packers in 2020 NFL Draft

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Quarterback Jordan Love was selected 26th overall in the 2020 NFL Draft by the Green Bay Packers. In an interview, he spoke briefly on his road to the NFL and what he expects playing alongside star Aaron Rodgers.

The Utah State standout revealed that he had several talks with the Packers coaching staff prior. On playing behind Rodgers, the 21-year-old said that he’s sure he’ll learn a ton from the two-time NFL Most Valuable Player.

“I didn’t know what to expect. I’m super excited. I had some good talks with the coaching staff at Green Bay so I’m excited.”

“I already know I can learn a lot from Aaron Rodgers.”

Love also briefly spoke about his father’s role in his life. According to him, his father — the late Orbin Love — taught him the proper work ethic. If it wasn’t for him, the younger Love believes that he wouldn’t have made it to the big leagues.

“Just to work I put in to get here. He got me here, really.”

The elder Love committed suicide when Jordan was just 14 years old. But back when he was still in this world, Orbin actually played some football, making it as far as the JC level. He played some halfback and quarterback.

And just like his father, when Jordan younger, he was adept at playing both the wide receiver and quarterback positions. But according to him, his father pushed him to play the QB.

Indeed, it’s been a long and tough road for Love. But through sheer dedication, hard work, and with his father in his heart, he has made it to the NFL.