Green Bay Packers GM Drops Huge Jordan Love Contract Update

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Jordan Love entered the NFL in 2020 as the third quarterback on the Green Bay Packers’ depth chart, behind Aaron Rodgers and Tim Boyle. He didn’t become the starter until three years later, in 2023, when Rodgers left Green Bay to join the New York Jets.

Love is now in the last year of his rookie contract, having spent just one year as the regular starting quarterback. However, he’s preparing to sign a long-term contract with the Packers.

Green Bay general manager Brian Gutekunst disclosed on Tuesday that the two sides hope to finalize an extension before the 2024 training camp.

“We’re in those conversations right now,” Gutekunst responded, when he was asked about Love’s contract extension during a Tuesday interview. “The nice part about this is that none of these things are always simple or quick, but both sides are aiming for the same outcome. We’d like to get this done before training camp, for sure.”

“I think that having stability in that position truly gives you some security with the way we build our team. We’re looking forward to getting that done, but it never goes fast,” Packers’ general manager concluded.

The Packers selected Love out of Utah State as the 26th overall pick in the first round of the 2020 NFL draft. He only started one of his 10 appearances overall during his first two seasons with the team; but, in 2023, following the departure of four-time MVP Aaron Rodgers, he assumed starting duties.

Love’s 2024 salary of $11 million under his running contract is low when you consider what other good quarterbacks are making in the current market. He will hope to match up with some of the best signal-callers in the game on his new contract.

Jordan Love impressive showing last season seems to have earned him a new contract

Jordan Love impressed the executive staff of the Green Bay Packers last season by completing 64.2% of his throws for 4,159 yards, 32 scores, and 11 interceptions. The Packers appear to have been encouraged enough by his strong performance to pursue a long-term contract with him.

The Packers advanced to the NFC divisional stage of the playoffs last season, where they were ultimately defeated by the San Francisco 49ers, with Love starting. Green Bay’s regular season record was 9-8 as well.

As his team advanced through the postseason, Love nearly reached 4,200 passing yards, making him one of the league’s most prolific quarterbacks in the latter half of the season.

Up to nine quarterbacks presently earn an average of at least $45 million annually on long-term contracts; Love may set his new contract goal at this amount as well.

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