The Green Bay Packers have claimed FB John Lovett off of waivers from the Kansas City Chiefs. General Manager Brian Gutekunst announced the transaction Wednesday.
Lovett (love-it), a 6-foot-2, 234-pound second-year player out of Princeton, was originally signed by the Chiefs on May 6, 2019, and spent his rookie season on injured reserve. He played quarterback in college, appearing in 26 games and completing 208 of 313 passes (66.5 pct.) for 2,509 yards and 31 touchdowns with just five interceptions. Lovett added 1,589 rushing yards on 282 attempts (5.6 avg.) and 42 TDs. He also recorded 51 receptions for 553 yards (10.8 avg.) and two TDs. In 2018, Lovett became Princeton's first two-time first-team All-American since Keith Elias (1992-93) after leading the Tigers to their first perfect season since 1964. He will wear No. 45 for the Packers.