Aaron Rodgers already had a phone call with Jordan Love
Many wondered how Aaron Rodgers would receive Jordan Love, whom the Green Bay Packers selected with their first-round pick on Thursday night. Would Rodgers have a cold reaction to Love, who ostensibly was picked to eventually replace Rodgers at quarterback for Green Bay? Or would he welcome his new teammate?
For now, we know that Rodgers has at least reached out to Love.
Packers reporter Jason Wilde reported on Saturday that Rodgers called Love directly to talk.
Love told ESPN’s Maria Taylor that Rodgers congratulated him.
Jordan Love told @MariaTaylor on the ABC draft broadcast that he connected with Aaron Rodgers today.
"I was able to talk with him earlier," Love said. "Really good guy. Just congratulated me, and I was just letting him know that I was excited to be able to work with him."
— Rob Demovsky (@RobDemovsky) April 25, 2020
That’s a good start for their relationship.
Packers head coach Matt LaFleur is confident that Rodgers will be a “great mentor.”
Matt LaFleur on whether he's worried about how Aaron Rodgers will react with his heir apparent, Jordan Love, in the same meeting rooms: "I know he’s going to be a great mentor."
— Rob Demovsky (@RobDemovsky) April 26, 2020
If Love wants to really have some fun with Rodgers, he should call him “grandpa” when they first meet. And if you don’t understand that reference, make sure you read this.