On Thursday night, the first round of the NFL draft opened with little surprise as Joe Burrow and Chase Young went No. 1 and No. 2 – as expected.
However, like any good dramatic film, the NFL draft always delivers a surprise or two. Perhaps the biggest surprise of the first round came late Thursday night when the Green Bay Packers traded up from No. 30 to No. 26.
Most NFL analysts expected the Packers to select a wide receiver, giving help to quarterback Aaron Rodgers. However, the team decided to draft a quarterback for the future – former Utah State star Jordan Love.
Immediately after the pick, Packers fans and the rest of the NFL world wondered how Rodgers would take the news. Well, Minnesota Vikings head coach Mike Zimmer had a suggestion for the Packers star: retire.
“I think Rodgers should retire,” Zimmer said.
Zimmer when asked his thoughts on the Packers selecting Jordan Love he quipped with a smile “I think Rodgers should retire” 🤣
— Dawn Mitchell (@DawnAtFOX9) April 24, 2020
Obviously he’s joking here, although we’re sure he’d love for Rodgers to leave the NFC North.
The Packers have still never used a first-round pick on a skill player while Rodgers has been the quarterback. In a deep wide receiver class, Green Bay might want to pull the trigger on a wide receiver in the second round.
We’ll see if they go that route.