With Aaron Rodgers appearing on the Pat McAfee Show today, many are wondering what the future of the Green Bay Packers will look like. Two years ago, it appeared as if Rodgers would be the quarterback in Green Bay for as long as he wanted. After the Packers drafted Jordan Love, though, that feeling changed. Even after winning two consecutive MVP’s, it is still far from certain that Rodgers will return. According to Benjamin Allbright, though, the Packers sure hope he does. It appears that they have lost all faith in Love, and what’s more, the entire NFL knows it.
Around the league everyone knows GB doesn't believe in Love.
Dealing him now would net a minimal return. Late day 3 pick.
He's not on the block and also isn't in demand. https://t.co/2f1i1UhS8u
— Benjamin Allbright (@AllbrightNFL) February 21, 2022
Analysts Hate Jordan Love, Too
According to Harrison Kent, Jordan Love does not light up the analytics models either. This only supports what many fans have said ever since the Packers drafted Love. Regardless, one thing is apparent: Jordan Love’s stock is low and the Packers may not be able to trade him for very much at all.
#Packers Jordan Love is not just unspectacular; my models suggest he is the single least effective active QB in the NFL by a wide margin (cet. par.). Love’s performance against the Chiefs was uncomfortable to watch, to say the least. He ought to pursue a career in another field.
— NFL Data Analyst | Harrison P. Kent IV (@harrisonpkent) February 22, 2022
The Packers Should Not Trade Jordan Love (Yet)
Regardless of what happens with Aaron Rodgers, the Packers should not move Jordan Love. At least, not yet. As Jason Hischborn points out below, trading Love before draft day would only add $94,000 to the Packers’ salary cap hit. That figure, of course, is not a large number. However, with the Packers facing salary cap hell, every penny matters.
Also, Aaron Rodgers returning doesn't necessarily mean the Packers will trade Jordan Love. From the discussions I've had, there isn't much agreement around the NFL on what Love's trade market would look like. Also, a trade before the draft would only add ~$94K in cap space.
— Jason B. Hirschhorn (@by_JBH) February 21, 2022
That all being said, the Packers traded up for Jordan Love in 2020. Fans need to remember that Love did not ask for any of this. He did not ask to be drafted by the Packers. In addition, he missed crucial experience due to COVID wiping out his rookie training camps. Fans may not like the pick, but do not let that make Jordan Love the enemy here.
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