Latest On QB Jordan Love

It is difficult to pinpoint exactly where Utah State QB Jordan Love will land in this month’s draft, and as such, he is generating interest from plenty of teams. Kevin Patra of NFL.com says that the Saints, Packers, Chargers, Raiders, Dolphins, and Colts have all been in contact with Love via FaceTime and other virtual means.

Despite an uneven 2019 season, Love possesses all the physical tools that a team could want in a signal-caller and showed enough of his ability at the scouting combine to create some buzz. So while teams like the Chargers and Dolphins have more immediate needs at quarterback, it’s not surprising that clubs like the Colts and the Packers would be taking a look as well, as they could have Love learn from their current starters while he continues to refine his game. Indeed, Tom Silverstein of the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel says Green Bay had planned to host Love and most of this year’s top QB prospects at its facility before pre-draft visits were cancelled (Twitter link). Of course, the Packers drafted Aaron Rodgers when Brett Favre was still playing at a high level, so if Love falls to them, perhaps they could make a similar move.

The Saints’ involvement is somewhat surprising since we heard last month that New Orleans was not interested in Love. But while the team holds Taysom Hill in high regard and views him as the heir to Drew Brees, the fact remains that Hill will be 30 in August and has thrown 13 passes in his professional career, so a little due diligence couldn’t hurt.

The Dolphins, meanwhile, are reportedly very high on Love. While Miami’s dream scenario remains one in which it acquires the No. 1 overall pick from Cincinnati to select Joe Burrow, the ‘Fins will definitely walk away from the draft with a high-end signal-caller in tow.

Love looked like such a player in 2018 by throwing 32 touchdowns against six interceptions. Unfortunately, his arm strength and stature didn’t yield the same results last year, as he had 20 TDs against 17 INTs while playing with a lesser supporting cast. But plenty of QBs have had disappointing final seasons in college and have gone on to do big things in the pros, and apparently a number of teams believe Love can do just that.

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    • VampWeekAtBern

      Great question. Here’s what someone like Rory Parks would probably say:

      “The Saints’ involvement is somewhat surprising since we heard last month that New Orleans was not interested in Love. But while the team holds Taysom Hill in high regard and views him as the heir to Drew Brees, the fact remains that Hill will be 30 in August and has thrown 13 passes in his professional career, so a little due diligence couldn’t hurt.”

  1. fivetwos

    Maybe I’m in the minority here, but the plan of Cam Newton for two years with Love behind him seems like win/win for everyone.

    Chargers? Dolphins? Pats?

  2. Simmons>Russ

    Jordan Love is definitely not a first round prospect and I wouldn’t want him early to middle of the second either.
    20 TDs and 17 INTs is worrying.

    Jake Fromm is a better QB than this guy he had 24 and 5, the year before that he had 30 and 6 and as a freshman he had 24 and 7. Even as a freshman Fromm had a better year than Love.

    I’d also take Jalen Hurts of Love. Hurts had almost 4000 yards and 32 and 8. Hurts would be my favourite after Herbert and I’m glad teams are sleeping on him. Hopefully he goes to the Steelers in the third

    • jay13

      I agree with everything outside of Jake Fromm being the better QB. I think they are on the same tier putting all tangibles, talent and production together.

      Hurts is going to surprise a lot of people.

    • dynamite drop in monty

      You know there’s a little bit more to prospecting quarterbacks than looking at their most basic statistics.

      • Simmons>Russ

        Yes I do understand, instead of just trying to make me look dumb why don’t you find some factual information to make a solid point against me if you disagree..
        Fromm and Hurts are both better than Love is my point

        • The Mistake of Giving Eugene Melnyk a Liver Transplant

          Here is a fact, every draft expert ranks Love above both of them.

  3. driftcat28

    Disappointed to not see the Pats listed as one of his suitors. I think he would flourish in NE

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