LOCALS IN THE NFL

What Aaron Rodgers To Jets Means For Packers QB Jordan Love

Mar 15, 2023, 11:56 AM | Updated: Apr 24, 2023, 2:40 pm

SALT LAKE CITYAaron Rodgers has reportedly been traded to the New York Jets, making former Utah State signal-caller Jordan Love QB1 for the Green Bay Packers.

In March, Rodgers said he intended to play for New York during an appearance on the Pat McAfee Show.

On April 24, ESPN’s Adam Schefter reported that Rodgers had been traded to the Jets.

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Love is now in line to be Green Bay’s starting quarterback.

Prior to his time in the league, the Bakersfield, California native played at USU from 2016-19. During his time with the Aggies, Love threw for 8,600 yards, 60 touchdowns, and 29 interceptions with a completion rate of 61 percent. In 2020, the Packers traded up to select Love with the No. 26 overall pick in the NFL Draft.

Since then, Love has played sparingly while backing up Rodgers. During Love’s first two seasons in Green Bay, the young quarterback watched Rodgers win back-to-back NFL MVP awards.

Love was inactive for every game of his rookie campaign. However, in 2021 and 2022, the signal-caller saw his first playing time, including a start against the Kansas City Chiefs two seasons ago.

Although Love’s in-game experience has been limited, he’s shown flashes of the potential that made him a first-round pick. He, like Rodgers with Brett Favre, had the chance to sit behind an all-time great and watch how the quarterback position is played at the highest level. Love has been waiting for his turn for three years and counting.

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Love is nearing the end of his rookie contract and the Packers will now have the chance to see him be the team’s QB1 without Rodgers in Green Bay. The opportunity will allow Green Bay to evaluate Love in a greater role before committing the organization to a significant contract with the former Aggie.

Kyle Ireland is a Locals in the NFL Insider for KSLSports.com and co-host of the Yards After College Podcast. Follow him on Twitter (@kyleireland) and Instagram (@kyleirelandksl).

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