QB - GB
Week 4 Outlook
Packers rookie Jordan Love is listed as the third-string QB on the team's initial depth chart.
These depth charts don't mean much at all. They're usually handled by an intern for the team's website. Love didn't have a strong training camp, however. Matt Schneidman of The Athletic reported that Green Bay's first-round pick this year "has yet to even provide a glimpse at why the Packers traded up to draft him in the first round." He's a development project for the organization.
QB Jordan Love is struggling and "has yet to even provide a glimpse at why the Packers traded up to draft him in the first round," per Matt Schneidman of the Athletic.
Love hasn't fallen down the depth chart and continues to struggle in training camp. He's had accuracy issues early on. “I just told him, ‘Hey, you can’t play hesitant, you can’t play tentative,” said Packers' HC Matt LaFleur. “We tell the quarterbacks, ‘Indecisive equals ineffective. Sometimes, I know a lot is going through his mind right now, but sometimes you’ve just got to shut it off and let your instincts take over and really go out and rip the ball. “That’s kind of the challenge to him right now.” Love was selected 26th overall by the Packers in the 2020 draft and is expected to be the successor of future HOF QB Aaron Rodgers. The 21-year-old will backup Rodgers and is a target in dynasty league formats only in 2020.
First-round draft choice QB Jordan Love out of Utah State has officially signed his rookie deal with the Green Bay Packers.
Love receives a fully guaranteed four-year, $12.4M contract with a signing bonus of approximately $6.6M. It’s the first time under the current rookie contract system that the 26th overall pick received a fully guaranteed contract. There were mixed emotions from Packers players and fans alike when Green Bay used their first-round pick on a quarterback. Aaron Rodgers still has a lot left in the tank, and hasn’t discussed any sort of retirement publicly, so the decision to draft his eventual replacement was questionable. Nonetheless, Love is now under contract for at least four years with the Packers, which leads many to believe that Rodgers will only be with the team for the next 1-2 seasons. Love is not worthy of a roster spot in redraft leagues, but is in consideration as a top-40 QB in dynasty leagues.
The Green Bay Packers have selected former Utah State quarterback Jordan Love with the No. 26 pick in the 2020 NFL Draft after acquiring the pick from the Miami Dolphins.
Jordan Love is an interesting pick at 26th overall for the Green Bay Packers. Perhaps a sign that Green Bay is already thinking about life after Aaron Rodgers, Jordan Love can now sit for two or more seasons before possibly supplanting the future Hall of Fame quarterback. A sensational talent who had a down year due to playing in a new offensive scheme while also down nine starters from his breakout sophomore campaign, Love will have a tremendous mentor in Rodgers. This puts a damper on Love's dynasty league prospects, as it may now be two or three seasons before he is even considered a true option under center. The Packers have a potential out of Aaron Rodgers contract after the 2021 season.
Utah State QB Jordan Love is drawing some serious interest from several teams around the NFL. Current Texas Tech coach Matt Wells, who recruited and coached Love at Utah State, told ESPN that he has spoken to seven NFL head coaches in the past five days.
Love has all the physical tools a team looks for in a quarterback prospect, but he had a mediocre 2019 season when compared to his 2018 production with the Aggies. Some teams see Love as the best pure thrower in the QB class, but others see him as more of a project, best suited to sit for a couple years behind an established quarterback. Teams that have shown interest in Love include the Dolphins, Chargers, Saints, Patriots, Packers, Redskins. Miami and Los Angeles pick five and six in the upcoming Draft, and they figure to go with a quarterback, but teams such as New Orleans and Green Bay have their guys, and Love could learn from a future hall-of-famer in those situations before becoming a starter.