The Colts 2019 starting quarterback Jacoby Brissett is still on the roster as well, but the Colts might not be done adding quarterbacks.
Both Rivers and Brissett are set to become free agents after the 2020 season, so it’s time for Indy to think about the future of their franchise.
— Locked On Colts Podcast (@LockedOnColts) April 10, 2020
Who is Jordan Love?
Love currently has one of the highest ceilings among quarterback prospects in the upcoming NFL Draft.
Utah State was the only program to offer Love a scholarship out of high school.
He looked fairly average his first season when he finished with 1,631 passing yards, eight touchdowns, and six interceptions through 12 games.
Love earned second-team All-Mountain West honors during his sophomore season with the Aggies.
He threw for 3,567 passing yards, 32 touchdowns, and six interceptions during his second season with Utah State.
His 32 touchdowns ranked him eighth in the FBS and his 3,567 passing yards was a school single-season record.
Sadly, his numbers took a decline in 2019, but he did earn honorable mention All-MWC honors.
Love threw for 3,402 passing yards, 20 touchdowns, and 17 interceptions during his final year at Utah State in 2019.
It was a disappointing season for Love in 2019, but he has plenty of potential and NFL teams are hopeful he can bounce back.
Would Love Fit on the Colts?
The Colts aren’t in need of a quarterback for the 2020 season.
Rivers is going to be the starter and Brissett will be the backup quarterback behind him.
Love would likely sit the entire 2020 season and learn from the 16-year veteran Rivers.
He obviously has potential, but Love is viewed as more of a project than a complete player right now.
That could be good for the Colts though because the organization has Rivers and Brissett under contract through 2020.
Love appears to be the kind of prospect that would exactly fit what the Colts are looking for right now.
A high ceiling prospect that could sit and learn for a season before being asked to step into the spotlight.
QB4: Jordan Love
Pros: Very mobile, pure throwing motion, insanely high upside
Cons: Tends to predetermine throws and locks in on one target, lack of exposure to pro-style defenses, extremely raw
Pro comparison: Jameis Winston
Teams: Raiders, Chargers, Dolphins, Colts, Saints
— Ball Don’t Lie Sports (@BALLDONTLlE) April 9, 2020
When Would the Colts Select Love?
It’s tough to exactly pinpoint where Love will fall in the draft before it happens.
The Colts have already traded their first-round pick in exchange for pass rusher DeForest Buckner.
However, there have been rumors that the Colts have interest in trading back into the first round in order to draft Love.
According to @MoveTheSticks, SEA wants to trade back from 27. If Jordan Love or another prospect Ballard likes is available, I could see the #Colts move 34 and Jacoby Brissett for 27. SEA was allegedly interested in Brissett before plus he only counts $8M against their cap.
— Stephen Reed (@NiceReedSteve) April 8, 2020
It’s unclear what Indy plans to do right now, but using Brissett as a trade piece would be smart.
The future of the organization needs to be a priority for the Colts, so if they feel that Love is the answer they need to go after him.
General manager Chris Ballard has done a fantastic job of adding depth throughout the offseason.
The Colts can afford to give up a draft pick and a player in order to move up and draft Love.
It remains to be seen what Indy is going to do, but Love is certainly someone the Colts are interested in going into draft day.