Jordan Love has had tumultuous first two years in the NFL. He was drafted into an opportunity that not many get in this league. Sitting behind a future Hall of Fame quarterback for multiple seasons affords a player to learn many things. However, sometimes it also comes with uncertainty and heartbreak. That is what Jordan Love may be experiencing right now. Since Love was drafted he has witnessed Aaron Rodgers win back to back MVPs and sign a $150M dollar extension. For those reasons (among others) Jordan Love has been a name thrown around in trade talks for months. This latest one gets back a draft pick for the first round pick.
Jordan Love Traded To Cleveland?
How many games that Deshaun Watson will play in 2022 certainly remains to be a mystery. While the NFL seems to be gunning for a year long suspension, reports are a possible 6 game suspension. Either way the likelihood of Watson being QB1 in Week 1 is unlikely. If he’s not? The Cleveland Browns simply don’t have enough at the position with Watson out, and Mary Kay Cabot of Cleveland.com reported Friday, July 15, that the team will pursue another signal caller should he receive a lengthy suspension. This trade was recently proposed:
Green Bay Packers Receive:
- 2023 Second OR Third Round Pick
Cleveland Browns Receive:
- QB Jordan Love
If the former proves the case and Watson is sidelined for the long haul, it is hard to imagine the Browns would consider a third-round pick, or even a second-rounder, too steep of a price to potentially save what will already be expensive season.
As for the Packers, they may never be able to garner that kind of value for Love on the open market again, particularly if he goes another full season playing almost exclusively minutes that don’t matter.
Does this trade make sense?
Trading Jordan Love has certainly been talked about ever since Aaron Rodgers signed his massive $150 million dollar extension. However only getting a second or third round pick in return does not feel like enough. Jordan Love will either be the future of this franchise, or a cut candidate in a few years. Either way it feels way too early to give up on him for only one draft pick.
At this point in time, the only way the Packers should trade Love is if they get a piece to help their team win a Super Bowl now. If Jordan Love is sacrificed in a trade, at least use it to bring a 14th championship to Green Bay. What would this type of trade look like? I would ask for a starting caliber wide receiver, tight end, or safety. Anything just doesn’t seem like enough.