The team traded two picks to move up the board and select the former Utah State standout.
That move shocked analysts because they still had Aaron Rodgers who is showing no signs of slowing down.
At that time, Packers general manager Brian Gutekunst claimed that he was their top remaining player on their draft board even if they were already settled at the position.
However, Green Bay’s plan might have worked before Rodgers won consecutive league MVPs after drafting Love.
But now that Rodgers signed a three-year, $150 million extension, what should the Packers do with their high-profile backup?
There’s no sense in keeping a first-round draft pick if they don’t have any intention to play him at all.
Therefore, ESPN analyst and former NFL quarterback Dan Orlovsky had a suggestion regarding the Packers’ next move for Love.
I’ll reiterate. Trade Jordan Love for value in this years draft.
— Dan Orlovsky (@danorlovsky7) March 15, 2022
Orlovsky said, “I’ll reiterate. Trade Jordan Love for value in this year’s draft.”
While that’s a plausible suggestion, it might be difficult for the Packers to find a trade partner given how little playing time he had over his first two seasons.
After not playing at all during the 2020 season, Love appeared in six games in 2021 and started one game when Rodgers was ineligible to play due to COVID-19.
He completed 19 passes for 190 yards, a touchdown, and an interception during a 13-7 loss to the Kansas City Chiefs.
What’s A Fair Value For Love?
Teams won’t give up a valuable asset for a player that spent more time on the sidelines.
Therefore, Green Bay won’t get a first-round or even a second-day draft pick for him.
The best the Packers would get is a third-day pick which they can either use or flip for more assets.NEXT: Aaron Rodgers Ended Up Helping The Packers With Their Cap