What's Next For Jordan Love?
Aaron Rodgers informed the Packers that he is returning for the 2022 NFL season and beyond, as a new deal is expected to be done soon. But what does this mean for Jordan Love?
The wait is over and a decision has been made. Aaron Rodgers has informed the Green Bay Packers he will return for the 2022 NFL season, as Pat McAfee first reported.
The two sides are reportedly working on a new deal that would suggest Rodgers could finish his career in Green Bay.
So, what’s next for Jordan Love? The Packers backup quarterback who’s entering his third NFL season will surely have to wait at least one more season before getting his shot at the starting job. And that’s assuming Rodgers only plays one more season. Rodgers sat and watched on behind Brett Farve for three season before getting hit shot. But this scenario feels a little different.
If the Packers want to maximize Love’s trade value, trading him before the 2022 NFL Draft next month would be how to do it. Multiple people around the league believe Jordan Love is better than most, if not all, of the 2022 quarterback prospects. “QB1 or QB2 in this class, without a doubt.” one evaluator said.
Teams like Washington, Carolina, Denver, New Orleans and Pittsburgh all have clear needs at the quarterback position. Could the Packers fetch a first round pick for Love? Unlikely but we shouldn’t rule anything out when it comes to teams chasing that position. When New England traded Jimmy Garoppolo to San Francisco they received a second round pick in return. Garoppolo had started a few regular season games and put out good enough tape for other teams to offer a first rounder the season prior.
Without knowing the Packers asking price it’s a tough prediction to make. My money would say Denver could be in play but I wouldn’t rule out a team like Pittsburgh or Carolina either.
Great input here, Corey. My gut says he stays with Green Bay because trading Love saves GB almost nothing on the cap. If Love wants, out I totally get it. Denver would be my first guess, but I think Indy or Washington are also in play with how hard the Commanders seem to be looking.