The pick made no sense because they still had Aaron Rodgers, one of the top quarterbacks in the NFL.
Green Bay got low grades for that selection because it wasn’t time to find a replacement for Rodgers.
Since then, Rodgers became a four-time Most Valuable Player, and Love never got to showcase his talent.
On that note, former Packers executive Andrew Brandt remembered the ratings they got after drafting Rodgers in 2005.
We got all Ds and Fs for Aaron Rodgers pick.. https://t.co/XpBrsQNKCl
— Andrew Brandt (@AndrewBrandt) April 27, 2022
Twitter user DougInTheOC said, “Only thing worse….draft grades a day after the draft..”
Brandt responded, “We got all Ds and Fs for Aaron Rodgers pick.”
Rodgers was the second quarterback selected in that draft, 23 picks after Alex Smith, who went number one overall.
The former Cal standout had the chance to become the number one pick and was invited to the draft’s green room.
From there, the world saw his agony as he was passed on by each team.
No one was celebrating when that pick was made because the Packers still had Brett Favre.
But hindsight is 20/20, and the Packers had the last laugh.
Smith had a productive career, but injuries derailed his full potential.
Rodgers The Surefire Hall Of Famer
The 38-year-old play-caller signed a three-year, $150 million deal, making him the NFL’s highest-paid player in terms of annual average value.
He deserves that deal being the reigning Most Valuable Player for two straight seasons.
Last season, Rodgers finished with 37 touchdowns and only four interceptions.
He’s also a four-time First-Team All-Pro and a ten-time Pro Bowler.
Aside from individual accolades, he also led the Packers to victory in Super Bowl XLV against the Pittsburgh Steelers.
So much for the failing marks that Green Bay’s front office received after drafting him.