Cowher on Packers drafting Love: 'I don't know what they were thinking'


With veteran quarterback Aaron Rodgers away from the Green Bay Packers' practice field, second-year backup Jordan Love is currently at the forefront, receiving valuable time with the first-team offense.

But the fact that Love is even in a position to start for Green Bay this season has Hall of Fame head coach Bill Cowher bewildered.

"I didn't agree with [Green Bay drafting Love] at the time, to be quite honest with you," Cowher told The DA Show on Thursday. "And even to trade up to do that, I don't know what they were thinking. You look at the quarterbacks today, Tom Brady, he wants to play until he's 50. Drew Brees played until he was 40. So, the longevity of quarterbacks today -- especially with a guy like Aaron, who's got mobility, doesn't have a lot of injuries with him -- he's going to play multiple years. And he doesn't miss a lot of games, either. So, I did not agree with that selection. But again, that was their choice."

Rodgers, the reigning league MVP, completed a career-high 70.7-percent of his passes for 4,299 yards with 48 touchdowns and just five interceptions last season. He also set three NFL records, including the most games with a passer rating over 120.0 in a season (10) and the most games with three-plus touchdowns and no picks in a season (9).

According to, Rodgers has three years remaining on his contract with the Packers, and his cap hit of $37.2 million this upcoming season is expected to lead the league.

The entire conversation between Cowher and DA can be accessed in the audio player above.

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