Green Bay made the surprise pick of the first round of the 2020 NFL Draft by trading up to get Utah State’s Jordan Love with the No. 26 pick. Love could be a successor to two-time MVP Aaron Rodgers, and within minutes comparisons to the Rodgers-Brett Favre drama lit up social media. Favre even weighed in with TMZ and said, “No one is replacing Aaron Rodgers.” How will that pan out with Love and Rodgers? It’s too early to tell. Love has time to develop behind Rodgers, but with each season those questions will get a little louder and put more pressure on the organization. Simply look at the Bob Kraft-Bill Belichick-Tom Brady-Jimmy Garoppolo drama that took place in New England over the past few seasons. Neither quarterback is with the Patriots now. By drafting Love, Green Bay showed it’s looking toward a future without Rodgers at some point. Will that be after the 2023 season? That will be a big question that does not go away. Well, somebody will have to at some point, but the dynamics are different in these two situations for several reasons. Here’s a breakdown of the differences between Favre-Rodgers and Rodgers-Love. MORE: Packers fans not happy with Jordan Love pickRodgers slid down, Love jumped up The Packers selected Rodgers with the No. 24 pick in the 2005 NFL Draft. The 49ers took Alex Smith with the No. 1 pick in that draft after Rodgers had been considered. That led to an extended stay in the Green Room, and the Packers pounced on the opportunity to take the Cal quarterback as Favre’s backup. Favre was 35 years old when the Packers took Rodgers. Rodgers is 36 years old now and still under contract through 2023. In theory, that means he could close his career out with Green Bay. Love, meanwhile, was considered a borderline first-round pick and was the fourth quarterback selected behind LSU’s Joe Burrow, Alabama’s Tua Tagovailoa and Oregon’s Justin Herbert. The Packers clearly see Love as more of a developmental project behind Rodgers. Favre waffled on retirement, Rodgers has not By 2006, Favre was in his 16th season with the Packers, and retirement talks became an ongoing theme at training camp. Rodgers served as Favre’s backup for three seasons from 2005 to 2007, and the back-and-forth retirement talk reached its breaking point before the 2008 season. That’s when Packers general manager Ted Thompson and coach Mike McCarthy opted to go with Rodgers and trade Favre, who was 38 years old when he was traded to the Jets. With the Love pick, there is already a debate circulating about whether the Packers should trade Rodgers, who is coming off his 12th season as Green Bay’s starting quarterback. For his part, Rodgers is not close to retirement. When asked about the possibility that the Packers would bring in a quarterback for the 2020 NFL Draft, Rodgers said, “They’re not going to beat me out.”MORE: Full Packers draft coverage, list of picksDirection of franchise is different The Packers were coming off a 10-6 season when they drafted Rodgers, but they finished 4-12 the following season and Thompson fired Mike Sherman. McCarthy had two seasons with Favre, and that led to a 13-3 record in 2007. Favre’s last game with Green Bay was a 23-20 loss to the Giants in the 2007-08 NFC Championship Game. Rodgers failed to lead a playoff run in his first season as a starter the next season. The Packers also finished 13-3 and reached the NFC Championship Game last season before losing 37-20 to the 49ers. That was Matt LaFleur’s first season, and general manager Brian Gutekunst helped flip the franchise after a 6-9-1 record in 2018. The question now becomes how long LaFleur and Rodgers can keep it going together. Favre still had it, does Rodgers? Favre had 4,155 yards, 28 TDs and 15 interceptions in his final season with the Packers in 2007. The previous two seasons he totaled 38 TDs and 37 interceptions and Green Bay did not make the playoffs. The best season late in Favre’s career came when he was 40 years old with Minnesota and finished with 4,202 yards, 33 TDs and seven interceptions. Rodgers had 4,002 yards, 26 TDs and four interceptions last season. He still is playing at a high level, but his best season since turning 30 was in 2016. Rodgers struggled at times last season and posted a 95.4 quarterback rating. That’s his third-lowest mark in 12 seasons. Favre’s exit created a circus “The train has left the station.” Those were the words McCarthy used when the Packers decided to move forward with Rodgers. Favre still riled up the Green Bay fans by flying to Green Bay with his wife Deanna before being traded, and the less-than-amicable split led to a debate within the fan base over the next two years. Remember, Favre was the biggest icon in the franchise’s history after leading Green Bay to its first Super Bowl championship in 30 years in 1996. Rodgers proved the Packers right by leading the team to the Super Bowl within three seasons after taking the starting job.