NFL Draft 2020: Jordan Love hailed as Aaron Rodgers' successor but fans slam mention of his dad's suicide
The highly anticipated NFL Draft 2020 has begun and there have been some major trades and picks. The Green Bay Packers, for one, traded up to draft Jordan Love.
A lot of fans are seeing Love as the rightful successor to Packers' star quarterback Aaron Rodgers. While Love's drafting has created something of a divide among fans, it seems they are more annoyed about the detail in which Love's tragic past was displayed during the coverage.
Love's father committed suicide when the young man was just 14 years old. That information was apparently brought up when Love's name was called and a number of viewers have taken to Twitter calling it "unnecessary".
"#Packers trade up and go with QB Jordan Love. WOW," one fan wrote. "But even more shockingly @espn decides to take a deep dive into the tragic death of Jordan’s father. Unreal, roll the highlight tape and let the young man enjoy his moment."
Another fan tweeted, "It was completely f***ing unnecessary to go that deep into detail about Jordan Love’s dad, what the hell?"
Whatever the fans think of Love's past, they're pretty sure that he will become a successor to Aaron Rodgers in the future. Unfortunately, not all of the fans are happy about that.
"Well the Packers have drafted Aaron Rodgers successor in Jordan Love," one fan declared while another wrote, "@AaronRodgers12, I speak for all @packers fans when I say we don't want Jordan Love. Nothing against the kid but you're our QB. Sorry that once again, the front office f***s Aaron Rodgers and us fans."
In fact, some fans have been speculating that Rodgers will treat Love the same way Brett Favre treated Rodgers when he was first drafted. And it doesn't help that Rodgers is the same age now that Favre was when Rodgers was picked.
"Aaron Rodgers is 36 now, as Jordan Love is drafted. Brett Favre turned 36 the season Aaron Rodgers was drafted," one fan noted. "Just sayin'."
However, not everyone thinks this is what will happen. In fact, quite a few of the fans believe that Rodgers is better than that and that he might actually be a helping hand to Love.
"Just because Brett Favre treated Aaron Rodgers like s**t doesn’t mean Rodgers will do the same to Jordan Love," one fan commented. "Give that man more credit. If he was going to be mad at anyone wouldn’t it be the brass of the organization that has repeatedly refused to protect him in any way?"
What do you think of Love being drafted by the Packers? Would you say it was a wise decision for the team? Let us know in the comments.