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Former Packers quarterback Brett Favre said that Green Bay should deploy first-round draft pick Jordan Love in much the same way that the New Orleans Saints use backup QB (and former Packers training-camp sensation) Taysom Hill. That is, in an alternative role that takes advantage of his athleticism while allowing the starting quarterback (be it Drew Brees or Aaron Rodgers) to also remain on the field.

“I think there’s ways to incorporate it much like Taysom Hill with the Saints,” Favre told TMZ.com. “Use him as a halfback, a halfback pass, but occasionally let him run it just to show that you’ll do that. Something like that.”

Favre said he didn’t think Rodgers would object to Love being used in that way but did indicate again that the Packers star wasn’t pleased with the decision to ignore other areas of need and move up to draft a quarterback in the first round.

“My discussions with Aaron,” Favre said, “I never got the sense that he was upset that they had signed a quarterback but more so didn’t get immediate help. And, it just sends the wrong message.”

https://t.co/i97S0W9Bnt Draft a first-round QB but have Aaron Rodgers on your roster???

— TMZ Sports (@TMZ_Sports) June 28, 2020

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