Green Bay Packers backup quarterback Jordan Love should be traded during the 2022 NFL offseason. There is one team that should make a move for the QB.
Aaron Rodgers will be returning to Green Bay for his 18th season with the team, and his backup, Jordan Love, should request to be traded to one team in particular.
That team is the Seattle Seahawks, who just traded Russell Wilson to the Denver Broncos.
Aaron Rodgers apparently agreed to a 4-year extension with the Pack, so there is no reason to believe that he would want to remain in Green Bay as Rodgers’ backup for another four years.
Jordan Love turns 24 during the 2022 season, so he’s still young, but he’d be around 28 years old when Rodgers’ deal is up.
Love would be doing himself no favors by remaining in Green Bay, and he and his agency should work on facilitating a trade to Seattle.
Seattle and Denver agreed to a massive deal surrounding Russell Wilson.
Notably, Seattle is getting the 9th overall pick in the 2022 NFL Draft, along with Denver’s first-rounder next year and Drew Lock. There are more pieces to the trade, but the 9th overall pick this year and Drew Lock are most important for this piece.
I would like to assume that, if Love does indeed get traded to Seattle, he and Lock could compete for the 2022 starting job. This would allow Love to show the league what he potentially is capable of, and would also allow Seattle to assess if he could be a franchise guy.
Being that Jordan Love has sat for two years, it is unlikely that a team will trade for him and plug him in as the starter. He is likely needing to compete for the starting job wherever he ends up going, and I think Seattle gives him the best chance.
Lock has been inconsistent his entire career, so is there any reason to believe he can figure it out in his 4th year in the NFL? Unlikely.
I think Love could beat out Lock in a quarterback duel.
This also does not limit Seattle from picking a quarterback with their now 9th overall pick or even trading down later in the draft to acquire more picks.
Being that this is a weaker quarterback class, it is unlikely that Seattle would need to use the 9th overall pick on a signal-caller.
They could turn that 9th overall selection into more picks, draft a quarterback in 2022, and still allow themselves the flexibility to even draft someone in 2023 as well.
If Lock and Love both stink, Seattle would get a high draft pick, and they still have Denver’s first-rounder in 2023 as well.
In essence, they can trade for Love for much less than a 1st rounder that Green Bay spent on him, and still be able to draft their quarterback of the future in 2022 or 2023.
Moreover, what if Love is actually really good? In that case, Seattle has their quarterback and Denver’s picks from the Wilson trade.
Seattle needs to give themselves as many darts as possible. They need to hit a bullseye with their quarterback position in the post-Wilson era.