Jordan Love has been at the center of trade talks ever since Aaron Rodgers signed his extension. While Green Bay have mostly remained committed to the future of Love in Green Bay, there have been recent comments that could suggest otherwise.
Brian Gutekunst recent comments on Love:
“He’s going into his third year. He showed really good signs last year. I think his future is bright,” Gutekunst said, via ProFootballTalk. “As far as what his future is with us, we’ll kind of see how that goes. Obviously, with what we’ve done with Aaron and how long Aaron wants to play, that will factor in down the road. But we’re not making any of those decisions right now.”
On the latest edition of The Pat McAfee Show, NFL Network insider Ian Rapoport provided an update on Love’s trade value. Rapoport believes a second-round pick would be enough to get the Packers to move on from Love. He even thinks a third-round pick might do the trick:
— Pat McAfee (@PatMcAfeeShow) May 10, 2022
During the 2020 NFL Draft the Green Bay Packers traded a fourth round draft pick to the Miami Dolphins to move up from the 30th overall pick to the 26th to take Jordan Love. At the time the move may have made sense. Aaron Rodgers was coming off a stretch from 2017-2019 that wasn’t necessarily “great.”
During those years he averaged 3,373 yards, 22 TDs, and four interceptions a season. While most QBs in the NFL would be stoked with those numbers, they were definitely not up to “Aaron Rodgers” standards. No one knew that Rodgers would go on to win back to back MVP awards in the following years. Green Bay losing a fourth round pick and essentially trading a first round pick for a second round pick 3 years later is rough. However given the circumstances, it may be the best of a bad situation.