5 star players the Packers could have drafted instead of Jordan Love

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1. Jalen Hurts

The Packers drafted Jordan Love to become their future QB1. He may still be their long-term answer at the position. But Green Bay passed on the opportunity to draft another quarterback: Jalen Hurts.

The Philadelphia Eagles selected Hurts in the second round, and he has quickly become one of the league's top quarterbacks. He is an All-Pro and Pro Bowler and led the Eagles to the Super Bowl last season.

Hurts only started four games as a rookie. The following year, Philadelphia went 8-7 with Hurts. The Eagles then traded for A.J. Brown, and Hurts took his game to another level in 2022.

With Hurts, Philadelphia has an incredible 22-2 record in the regular season since the start of 2022. He has thrown for 6,048 yards and 37 touchdowns with 14 interceptions and a 99.7 rating while adding 1,076 rushing yards and 20 touchdowns. That's 57 touchdowns in his past 24 games.

Hurts delivered in the playoffs, too, throwing three touchdown passes and rushing for five in three postseason games in 2022.

The encouraging part for the Packers is that Hurts took time. Philadelphia slowly built the offense around him. Hopefully, the same will be true for Love. But if the Love pick doesn't work out, the Packers will regret passing on the chance to draft Hurts, who has become a superstar for the Eagles.

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