The Green Bay Packers have signed first round pick Jordan Love.
Jordan Love is officially a member of the Green Bay Packers after signing his rookie contract on Wednesday. The former Utah State quarterback was the team’s first pick in the 2020 NFL Draft and one that developed into the story of the draft.
Love signed a four-year deal worth $12,383,470 with a $6,566,160 signing bonus, according to Mike Garafolo.
With Aaron Rodgers still thriving with the Packers, it came as a shock that the Packers would draft another quarterback, but the team has done this before when they drafted Rodgers despite the presence of Brett Favre. The Packers traded their fourth-round pick to Miami to move up four spots, from No. 30 to No. 26, to take Love.
All that is nice and well-meaning, but with Love under contract, the clock is officially ticking on how much time Rodgers has left with the Packers.
There figure to be at least two years for Love to sit behind Rodgers as he learns the playbook and gets up to speed with the pace of the NFL. Rodgers benefitted from this developmental plan and Love may as well.
The NFL has shown that legendary quarterbacks aren’t guaranteed to finish their career where it started. If Peyton Manning can leave the Colts and Tom Brady can leave the Patriots, Rodgers can definitely leave the Packers. In fact, Favre thinks Rodgers will finish his career elsewhere.
Where Rodgers finishes his career is yet to be known, but it’s fairly safe to bet that Rodgers will not be finishing his career in the Green and Gold he’s worn since he was taken out of Cal.
With Love signed, the Packers have now signed six of their nine draft picks, including second-rounder AJ Dillon who signed earlier in the day.