Today Aaron Rodgers made it clear that the Packers are his future. Immediately after the Packers committed to Davante Adams via franchise tag, with the intentions of a long term deal getting done. All of this has to beg the question, is it time for Green Bay to trade Jordan Love?
Jordan Love was taken with the 26th overall pick of the 2020 draft. Green Bay traded up to grab him after two consecutive poor year from Aaron Rodgers. Something noteworthy, those two years from Rodgers weren’t necessarily poor years in general. They were just poor years for Aaron Rodgers standards. Jordan Love has shown flashes of great QB play. Throws like this one against the Bills are what’s going to make teams interested:
Sensational throw from Jordan Love with a free play to boot.
This is the natural talent. pic.twitter.com/RwOpAC8v9I
— Daire Carragher (@DaireCarragher) August 28, 2021
The Case For Trading Jordan Love:
This years’ QB class in the draft is not particularly strong. Jordan Love is only 6 months older than QB draft prospects; Malik Willis, 2 months older than Matt Corral, 5 months younger than Kenny Pickett. Those three QBs are widely regarded as the top three QBs in the 2022 NFL draft. A QB needy team may be willing to part with a first round draft pick to give Jordan Love a chance.
Where would Jordan Love go?
The Saints have been extremely quiet about their QB plans. With Sean Payton gone, it’s hard to tell what type of passer they’d get most excited about. However they are definitely a team to keep an eye on for a QB of the future. The Commanders left little doubt of their intentions at last week’s scouting combine. They are going to get a QB. General Manager Martin Mayhew made that very obvious. We are also not sold on Drew Lock being the starter in Seattle. Additionally Seattle is STOCKED UP on draft picks, they may be more willing to part with a first round pick than another team.
Green Bay getting a first or a second for Jordan Love would almost make up for their draft pick. The 26th pick in the first round is rarely a franchise changing spot. It would also give them one more chance to make up for the pick by drafting a difference maker at another position.
The Case Against Trading Love:
Aaron Rodgers goes down, who is your back up? I am not saying Jordan Love is going to come in and save the franchise, but I am sure most people would want a QB who is in year 3 of the system to stand in instead of “the next guy up.” It has been proven many times in the past to invest in the backup QB position, it can save your season even if it is just a competent QB.
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