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Favre: Rodgers ‘surprised’ by Packers’ decision to take Love

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FILE - In this Jan. 19, 2020, file photo, Green Bay Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers warms up before the NFL NFC Championship football game against the San Francisco 49ers in Santa Clara, Calif. The Packers would love to give quarterback Aaron Rodgers more weapons as they attempt to make at least one more Super Bowl run with the 36-year-old, two-time MVP. That doesnt necessarily mean you should pencil in a receiver to Green Bay with the 30th overall pick at the NFL Draft. (AP Photo/Ben Margot, File)

Former Packers quarterback Brett Favre says Aaron Rodgers was surprised by Green Bay’s decision to draft a quarterback in the first round.

Favre said Wednesday on “The Rich Eisen Show” that he had spoken with Rodgers since the Packers traded up four spots in the first round to take Utah State’s Jordan Love with the 26th overall pick in the draft Thursday.

“I’m not going to talk about all that we talked about, but he was, let’s just say, surprised that they went in that direction,” Favre said.

Favre also told Eisen that “my gut tells me” Rodgers won’t finish his career in Green Bay. Rodgers, a two-time MVP, has four years remaining on his contract.

“I think maybe two years from now they reassess what the future is and Aaron may be reassessing where he wants to play,” Favre told SiriusXM NFL Radio in a separate interview.

The selection of Love came 15 years after the Packers drafted Rodgers at No. 24 overall when they already had one of the game’s top quarterbacks in Favre. Rodgers spent three seasons as a backup quarterback before becoming the Packers’ starter in 2008, leading to Favre’s exit from Green Bay.

Favre was 35 but had been discussing the possibility of retirement at the time the Packers drafted Rodgers, who is now 36.

The Packers declined to respond to Favre’s comments.