Rodgers was playing at an MVP level and the Packers were considered contenders, so fans were confused as to why the front office would take Love when they did.
From @NFLGameDay: The #Packers and QB Jordan Love are expected to revisit his contract this spring, and his price keeps going up. Plus, #Texans OC Bobby Slowik is getting HC interest… pic.twitter.com/KkEyaUaIQT
— Ian Rapoport (@RapSheet) January 20, 2024
However, Green Bay wound up trading Rodgers to the New York Jets years later and Love assumed the starting role to begin the 2023 NFL season. The move now looks genius for the Packers as Love has the makings of a franchise quarterback and amazed the fanbase when he carved up the Dallas Cowboys in the Wild Card Round.
Packers signed Love to a one-year extension this past offseason that would keep him under contract till next season. However, it appears both sides are well on their way to a longer-term deal via Ian Rapoport of NFL Network.
“The Packers and QB Jordan Love are expected to revisit his contract this spring, and his price keeps going up,” Rapoport reported.
The Packers likely believe they have their next franchise quarterback in Love and extending him now makes the most sense as he would likely command more money on the open market. The young quarterback has incredible arm talent but has also shown some creativity and playmaking instincts when he gets flushed out of the pocket.
With a matchup against the San Francisco 49ers on deck, Love could earn himself even more money if he has another big playoff game.