Green Bay, Wis. • The Green Bay Packers said Wednesday they have signed Utah State quarterback Jordan Love, their top draft pick.
Green Bay gave the Miami Dolphins a fourth-round draft choice to move up four spots in the first round and take Love 26th overall in the April draft.
According to NFL.com, the four-year deal is worth $12.38 million. All of that money is fully guaranteed, making Love the first player ever to be selected 25th or lower to receive a fully guaranteed deal.
The selection was somewhat surprising because the Packers already have two-time MVP Aaron Rodgers at quarterback.
Love is considered the eventual heir apparent to the 36-year-old Rodgers.
Love was the first offensive player the Packers have drafted in the first round since the team took Mississippi State’s Derek Sherrod with the 32nd overall pick in 2011. Love threw 32 touchdown passes and only six interceptions for Utah State in 2018, though he followed that up by producing 20 touchdown passes and 17 interceptions last year.
The Packers also announced Wednesday that coronavirus concerns will prevent them from making their annual summer trip to St. Norbert College, which had hosted the players for training camp since 1958.
Green Bay instead will have its entire training camp operations at Lambeau Field. Housing arrangements are still being finalized.