Brian Gutekunst: We’ll see where Jordan Love’s future goes with us

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The Packers signed Aaron Rodgers to a four-year, $200 million contract last month, leaving Jordan Love‘s future in doubt. Love, whom the Packers traded up to draft 26th overall in 2020, will sit behind Rodgers for a third consecutive year.

General Manager Brian Gutekunst indicated before the draft he didn’t expect to field calls for Love. But who would trade for Love?

The sample size is too small for any team to give up much to get him, so he’s worth more to the Packers as a backup than to another team to compete for the starting job. Other than the Seahawks, NFL teams mostly have their quarterback room set and Baker Mayfield and Jimmy Garoppolo have more skins on the wall than Love if a team was interested in a trade for a quarterback.

So the Packers are stuck with Love, and Love is stuck with the Packers for now.

“I think we’re excited about Jordan’s development,” Gutekunst said Friday, via Mike Clemens of the Wisconsin Radio Network. “He’s going into his third year. He showed really good signs last year. I think his future is bright.

“As far as what his future is with us, we’ll kind of see how that goes. Obviously, with what we’ve done with Aaron and how long Aaron wants to play, that will factor in down the road. But we’re not making any of those decisions right now.”

Love has appeared in six games with one start (that did not go well) and has thrown 62 passes with two touchdowns and three interceptions.

20 responses to “Brian Gutekunst: We’ll see where Jordan Love’s future goes with us

  1. The drafting of Love appears to have been a move to put Rodgers in his place, but enabled Rodgers to put the FO in their place, and Love having no place at all.

  2. Everyone wants to bash that pick, but I am still be cool with it, as he was protecting GB from forced to draft a QB from a class like this where Andy Dalton could have been the first one taken. I have said it before, Gutes job is to make the transition for GB easier after Rodgers is done, much like TT had to do with Favre, there will be tough and unpopular decisions that need to be made, but with the potential that defense has I am all for it.

  3. Its nice to be cool with a pick but we’re talking a 1st round pick that has essentially been wasted. Its a huge “what if” in terms of a player that could’ve contributed to winning some post season games. Now thats a BIG mess!

  4. Yes..and in that 1 start that didn’t go well, he had 1 touchdown 1 pick, a 190 yds passing and almost beat Patrick Mahomes and the Chiefs at KC. But please, don’t miss any chance to dump on the Packers & Love, I guess.

  5. How many years did Rodgers sit? Three? Just asking. Love has only sat one year. Preseason football was cancelled his first year.

  6. Truly amazing how incompetent NFL teams are run. Packers/Browns don’t have a clue. It is one thing to select a player who ends up not being any good in round 1. Like at about a 50% rate league wide. Then there are the Packers who just completely wasted their 1st round pick. They traded up to get Love. He’s just another guy and now they will lose him and he will have barely played for them. Based on that/those games nobody will give them anything for him. The Browns can’t even give away Mayfield because of their lack of a plan (and bad mouthing him) when signing an alleged serial sexual predator, just because he can sling the ball. And BTW he never won anything in Houston. The Jets/Lions are still the Jets/Lions. Plenty of other examples as well. These clowns should thank the gods that owning a NFL team is a license to print money. No matter how lousy the are at their jobs.

  7. People like to dump on GB cuz its the cool thing, much like “they don’t draft WRs in the first round,” as if taking Watson two picks earlier somehow makes him a better player

    Everyone wants to act like picking someone other than Love that Draft was the biggest mistake, “Cuz someone else could have helped”

    GBs roster was absolutely good enough to make the SB since drafting Love, its been a FEW coaching and player in a game, that have held them back. NOT Drafting Love.

  8. A huge draft day blunder by Gute – who should have been using the 1st and 4th round picks to bolster Rodger’s receiving corp … plus – it was HUGELY UNFAIR to Jordan Love to have been placed in this position. Instead of moving up for Love – imagine the Packer offense if instead we had moved up to take Justin Jefferson. Right now, Love serves as an inexpensive backup to Aaron – probably for one more year before Love’s agent starts making waves about him being held captive in Green Bay.

  9. In all fairness,… Jordan didn’t get much work or tutelage 2 years ago,.. his rookie year. Covid all but ruined it. Last year was like his rookie year. He’ll get the bulk of reps for mini camp, training camp, and preseason games. That should help a lot. For Jordan,… it has to help or he’s on the block.

  10. This is still a terrible pick however you try to spin it. Love has no trade value and will sit behind Rodgers with no hope of playing. The Packers will not pick up his 5th year option and he will be a free agent and probably out of football after his four years. They traded up for him. I’m not convinced under any argument that this was a good pick.

  11. Fact: Nobody knows if Jordan Love can play, and it’s too soon to know.

  12. qckappa says:

    Its nice to be cool with a pick but we’re talking a 1st round pick that has essentially been wasted.
    ++++++
    Jeff Gladney says howdy. Plenty of Vikingesque things to reflect upon, why doncha?

  13. The Packers could have drafted two really good players that might have put another Lombardi Trophy in their building. Love was drafted right after Mahomes and the Chiefs won the super bowl, so the Packers we’re playing copy-cat, and thought they saw another Mahomes. Meanwhile, Rodgers has won 2 more MVP’s. Love didn’t look anywhere close to Mahomes. Mahomes played exactly the same in college as he does in pro. Love was a great athlete who showed no NFL talent.

  14. So for the haters out there was the pick of Rodgers a waste of a first round pick? He had to sit and wait so I guess it was. Should Rodgers decide to leave or retire THEN Love gets his shot. Only then will we know if it was a waste of a first round pick.

  15. Aaron Rogers, the ultra competitive guy that he is, has been motivated to win back-to-back MVPs to show the Packers he is top dog in TitleTown. Drafting Jordan Love certainly played a part in that motivation. OK by me. Hardly makes that a wasted pick.

  16. stellarperformance says:
    April 30, 2022 at 1:48 pm
    How many years did Rodgers sit? Three? Just asking. Love has only sat one year. Preseason football was cancelled his first year.
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    Yeah Justin Herbert and Joe Burrow have really had hindered development playing on teams with much less talent. But then again they didn’t lead the nation in INTs their last year of school.

  17. whycantiloginanymore says:
    April 30, 2022 at 1:49 pm
    Truly amazing how incompetent NFL teams are run. Packers/Browns don’t have a clue. It is one thing to select a player who ends up not being any good in round 1. Like at about a 50% rate league wide. Then there are the Packers who just completely wasted their 1st round pick. They traded up to get Love. He’s just another guy and now they will lose him and he will have barely played for them.
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    No, what’s “truly amazing” is someone equating the Cleveland Browns with the Green Bay Packers. Maybe you want to review the regular season and post season records of the two franchises before making such a baseless comparison. Just because Jordan Love hasn’t turned into a franchise QB does not make it a wasted pick. Wake up people, many, if not most 1st round QB’s don’t turn into great players. Yet if you’re an NFL GM you’re a fool to not try and get this position right. The Bears, Vikings and Browns have blown countless 1st round and high picks on QB’s that didn’t work out, but that doesn’t make them wasted picks. It’s the most important position in the league for petes sake! Not every team gets every pick right. Cetainly the Chiefs blew it a few times before landing Mahomes. The Packers drafted duds before Rodgers turned into a star. When Love was taken, Rogers was coming off two sub-par seasons and going on 36. Picking Love was no more of a waste than a home run hitter swinging and missing, guess what, they’re not all homeruns.

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