NFL reporter Ian Rapaport has revealed what it would take for the Green Bay Packers to move on from Jordan Love.
One of the biggest headlines that came out of the NFL Draft back in 2020 was the selection of Utah State quarterback Jordan Love by the Green Bay Packers with the 26th pick in the first round.
The Packers had just come off a season in which they had just lost the NFC Championship game to the San Francisco 49ers, a game in which they gave up 285 yards rushing, leading many to think they would add to the team’s defence to help take the Packers over the top.
Instead, rather than fociusing on the present, they took Love, presumably so that he could be developed as the future quarterback of the franchise for when Aaron Rodgers retires. This was something that Rodgers wasn’t entirely thrilled with:
Where does Jordan Love stand now?
Standing behind Rodgers, play opportunities were always going to be limited, and so far from his six games and one start as a Packer he has thrown 411 yards, 2 touchdowns and 3 interceptions.
Not exactly the most compelling numbers, even for someone who is developing.
But if you listen to what Brian Gutekunst, General Manager of the Packers had to say recently, it would appear that the plan is still for Love to be a member of the organisation moving forward, as he was quoted as saying that he is excited by Love’s development:
#Packers GM Brian Gutekunst: What is quarterback Jordan Love's future in Green Bay? "I think we're excited about Jordan's development. He's going into his third year. He showed really good signs last year. I think his future is bright. As far as his future with us…" 1 of 2. pic.twitter.com/Xp6Fv2eq6I— Mike Clemens (@MikeClemensNFL) April 30, 2022
What’s it going to take to move him on?
Speaking on the Pat McAfee Show, Rapaport discussed Love’s situation and claimed that whilst there might have been some interest, it wasn’t enough to get them to budge before revealing what it might take to get the Packers to do so:
So it’s just going to be a case of ‘wait and see’ what comes along for the Packers, but if they do move on from him, you feel what they get back in return would have to be pretty substantial to make up for their waster draft pick on him.