NFL Trade Rumors: Green Bay Packers Quarterback Jordan Love Nearing Extension

The Green Bay Packers' succession plan at quarterback has worked. Speaking with the media at minicamp on Tuesday, Jordan Love revealed he and the Packers are making progress on a contract extension and hope to complete a deal before training camp.

The Packers took Love 26th overall in the 2020 NFL Draft with an eye to the future, hoping he could eventually replace incumbent quarterback Aaron Rodgers. It took until 2023 for Love to open a season as the starter, but he delivered: Love led the Packers to the Divisional Round of the playoffs while throwing for 4159 yards, 32 touchdowns, and 11 interceptions in the regular season. 

The Packers are right to be thrilled with Love. Even without drastic tweaks to their roster, they were a markedly better offense under Love than in Rodgers' last season with the team, improving in points scored (370 to 383), yards gained (5745 to 5873), and giveaways (22 to 18).

Given his youth and promise, Love can expect to land a contract that places him among the league's highest-paid players. Detroit Lions quarterback Jared Goff recently signed a four-year, $212 million extension; Love can probably expect something similar. Not bad for a player with 18 starts and a 9-9 record.

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