Packers Reward Jordan Love A New Contract After Aaron Rodgers Trade

Packers QB Jordan Love

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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.”

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.

Solid explanation for both the Packers and Jordan Love.

It’s a pretty smart move by the front office.

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.