All eyes are on Jordan Love right now as he’s the man who will replace Aaron Rodgers after the Green Bay Packers traded him to the New York Jets.
It’s unclear what type of quarterback Love will be. However, it appears Green Bay has plenty of faith in him after giving him a new contract.
According to Adam Schefter, the Packers are giving Jordan Love a one-year extension “worth up to $22.5 million, including $13.5 million fully guaranteed.”
Packers and Jordan Love have agreed on a one-year contract extension worth up to $22.5 million, including $13.5 million fully guaranteed, per source. pic.twitter.com/OfW45KOu9m
— Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) May 2, 2023
That’s a nice little payday for the young quarterback. Especially considering he hasn’t played much throughout his career so far.
However, it definitely makes sense why the deal was made. The deal essentially serves as Love’s fifth-year option with less guaranteed money.
Meanwhile, Love has the opportunity to make more money than what his fifth-year option would have paid overall.
Essentially, the Packers are hedging their bet and if Jordan Love balls out, he’ll likely receive a massive contract sooner, rather than later. If not, then Green Bay can move on, no harm no foul.
Regardless, this deal has brought mixed reviews from NFL fans.
It’s just his 5th year option but smarter
— Jake Thome (@jthome56) May 2, 2023
Solid explanation for both the Packers and Jordan Love.
This is genius for both sides. If Love absolutely balls out, he earns more than he would on 5th year option. While the floor is now lower if he happens to not play well or get injured. Great work by Gute and Ball.
— Dr. Dubster (@thedubsterr) May 2, 2023
It’s a pretty smart move by the front office.
If he plays good that gm did a helluva job getting him cheap
— elcucuy (@elcucuy405) May 2, 2023
With that said, Green Bay (and the fans) are going to monitor Jordan Love throughout the year. If he can prove himself, then the organization would strike gold at the quarterback position three times in a row.