Should the New Orleans Saints look into trading up for Jordan Love?
The New Orleans Saints have few holes to still fill heading into the 2020 NFL Draft so might as well trade up for Jordan Love, a potential franchise QB.
Taysom Hill and Drew Brees are the current duo leading the New Orleans Saints quarterback position, but the team will still need to add at least one quarterback to replace Teddy Bridgewater as the soon-to-be heir for Brees’ throne.
Yes, Sean Payton loves Hill and thinks he could be a franchise quarterback. Regardless of how they view on Hill and his future, the team should prepare for a long-term answer, and that won’t be Hill who will crack 30 by the time the team takes the field next season.
The one quarterback gaining steam in the NFL Draft, an event that has moved to a fully online format, is Jordan Love. Playing his collegiate football at Utah State, Love has entered the draft after his third season with the Aggies.
Love may slide all the way down to No. 24.
It really depends on how the rather unpredictable quarterback market plays out in the draft. We know Joe Burrow will likely go No. 1. It’s obvious Tua Tagovailoa and Justin Herbert may also be top picks.
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Love slots in right after those two, but it could be with 20 picks that separate them. As Daniel Jeremiah, an NFL.com analyst, has it, Love wouldn’t be picked until No. 30 by the Green Bay Packers, showing no need for New Orleans to consider trading up.
However, a similar mock draft by FOX Sports’ Jason McIntyre has Love going as high as 23, and some predict he’ll be taken before even then. With a trend of moving up in the draft as they did with Marcus Davenport, the Saints should consider the same with Love.
According to The Ringer, Love is the 2020 Draft’s most polarizing prospect. A 6-foot-4 quarterback with a cannon arm that can learn for an entire season behind arguably a top-five quarterback in NFL history seems ideal for the longevity of Love’s career and the future of the quarterback position for New Orleans.
He has the build and arm to be a boom but also the weaknesses and inaccuracies to be a bust. What Love is doesn’t matter as much as what he could be, and he could be a superstar that is taken outside of the top ten.
If the Saints view it the same way, expect them to trade up in the 2020 NFL Draft.