Former NFL GM Drops Bold Take On Packers QB Jordan Love

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Green Bay Packers quarterback Jordan Love pulled off a shocking upset of the playoffs last season against the Dallas Cowboys. With months to soak in the potential breakout statement, one former NFL general manager has decided he would take Love ahead of every quarterback with one obvious exception.

Speaking on NFL Live on Wednesday, analyst Mike Tannenbaum declared he would only take Patrick Mahomes ahead of Jordan Love.

“Outside of Patrick Mahomes, if we … were running an NFL team today, there is nobody on the planet I’d rather have than Jordan Love,” Tannenbaum expressed.

Love left a massive footprint on the face of the league in 2024. After a slow start with repeated mistakes at the end of games, the quarterback popped. The young quarterback started 3-6, but went on a second-half surge to lead the Packers to a 9-8 record and a Wild Card Round playoff win.

Can Jordan Love supplant Aaron Rodgers?

Of course, the bar for Love is Aaron Rodgers.

Rodgers set the bar sky-high in the regular season and well within reach in the playoffs. In the regular season, Rodgers went 147-75-1. In other words, if Love can win twice as many games as he loses, he would pass the quarterback in terms of regular-season success.

Rodgers also set the statistical bar as perfect as one could get. With the Packers, he threw for 475 touchdowns and 105 interceptions. As it stands, Love has thrown for 35 touchdowns and 14 interceptions over the course of his career. Put simply, he still has a way to go in the regular season in terms of total work.

However, when it comes to playoff production, Love is arguably already within reach of tying Rodgers.

Rodgers won just one Super Bowl in his career. As such, Love technically could tie him in the category this year. If he were to go on a Mahomesian two-year streak, he could pass Rodgers in the most important postseason category by February 2026.

At this point, it is too early to tell just what the Packers have on their hands. After his first full starting season, defenses now have had time to think up counters to his best moves.

If Jordan Love could pivot to a second set of moves effectively, he would prove that he belongs in the NFL. However, if he stumbles, he becomes an underdog in the chase of Rodgers’ legacy.

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