Packer QB Jordan Love has a Wisconsin Badger connection you may not have realized

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For the Green Bay Packer fans out there that are also big followers of Wisconsin football, you probably know the current saga that is Aaron Rodgers reportedly wanting out of Green Bay.

An igniting force behind the current situation is the Packers’ selection of quarterback Jordan Love in the first round of last year’s NFL draft.

This is a Wisconsin sports website, so I’m not here to lay down a take about what the Packers should do. What I can do, though, is tell everyone about Love’s Wisconsin Badger connection that is flying largely under the radar.

So Love played for the Utah State Aggies from 2017-2019. During his time at the school, the Aggies actually visited Camp Randall and lost during the famous Jonathan Taylor debut game in 2017.

But that isn’t the connection at hand, as Love didn’t play in that contest. But he did end up starting the rest of that season and put up average numbers for a freshman.

Now fast forward to 2018, Love’s breakout year. The quarterback started all 13 games, completed 64 percent of his passes and threw for 3567 yards, 32 touchdowns and only 6 interceptions.

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That was Matt Wells’ last year at Utah State before moving on to Texas Tech.

His replacement in 2019? Former Wisconsin football coach Gary Andersen. Yes, Andersen coached Jordan Love during his third and final year of college football.

Related: WATCH: Wisconsin AD Barry Alvarez on why Gary Andersen ‘did him a favor’ by leaving the Badgers

The quarterback’s numbers during that season? 62 percent completion, 3402 yards, 20 touchdowns and 17 interceptions.

Love went from a 5.33 touchdown-to-interception ratio as a sophomore to a 1.17 ratio as a junior under Andersen.

The former Badger coach, whose career at Wisconsin I’ll choose to avoid, was then fired three games into the 2020 season after an 0-3 start.

Who knows what happens at quarterback for the Packers. But if it’s Jordan Love, Badger fans have a talking point about his college career.

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