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Packers sign first-round pick Jordan Love to fully-guaranteed rookie contract

The Packers sign their second draft pick of the day, striking a fully guaranteed deal with their first pick of the 2020 Draft.

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The Packers have signed Jordan Love, their first round pick in the 2020 NFL Draft, to his rookie deal. The team announced the move on Twitter Wednesday afternoon after inking a deal with second-round pick A.J. Dillon earlier in the day.

The Packers surprised fans and media alike when they traded up to select Love, sending the 30th and 136th picks to the Miami Dolphins in exchange for the 26th pick.

The 6-foot-4, 225-pound Love was up and down at Utah State, throwing 32 touchdowns against just six interceptions as a sophomore but just 20 touchdowns to 17 interceptions as a junior. Despite the inconsistent statistical production, scouts praise his physical tools and upside as a passer. He was ranked as the number four quarterback in the 2020 draft class by The Athletic’s Dane Brugler, who described Love’s arm talent as “special” but criticized his decision making.

According to NFL Network’s Mike Garafolo, Love’s contract is for a fully guaranteed amount of just more than $12.3 million, including a signing bonus of just more than $6.5 million. Garafolo says it’s the first time a rookie contract for a player drafted 26th overall has been fully guaranteed. The deal will also include a fifth-year option.