“I got to know these guys so well,” Fletcher, 25, told reporters during a conference call on Tuesday. “Chase and Luke [Pell] both were two men that I cared so deeply for that made impressions on my heart. I think they are both deserving. They are both very different, and I don’t think you can go wrong with either one. But I know they’re fan favorites. America loves them. I adore them. I mean, I honestly think they’re going to be great either way.”
However, her fiancé has a bit of a different opinion.
“Both of those guys are great. Luke is kind of quintessential Bachelor as far as being a war veteran, a Texas guy, he can ride a horse – I can’t do that. And Chase [McNary], I think people fell in love with him for a different reason as he let his walls down and opened up. He did the same with us, we got to know him better each and every week so I think America did the same.”
He continued, “If I had to throw in my hat of two dark horses, I would love to see James Taylor or Wells Adams get a shot at finding that special someone as well.”
• For more on The Bachelorette, including exclusive photos and updates from JoJo Fletcher, pick up this week’s issue of PEOPLE, on newsstands Friday
“I was so ready,” Rodgers, 27, tells PEOPLE in this week’s issue. “JoJo is the one. I know that, no matter what, we’ll get through anything.”
Says Fletcher, “We went through this entire crazy journey that somehow led us to each other. We’re so ready to start our life together!”