New Orleans Saints should explore a trade for Jordan Love

Leigh Oleszczak
Jordan Love (Photo by Jamie Squire/Getty Images)
Jordan Love (Photo by Jamie Squire/Getty Images) /
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The Aaron Rodgers saga has finally ended, as the back-to-back MVP will stay in Green Bay for the next four years. With that, where will Jordan Love end up? Should the New Orleans Saints throw their hat into the ring?

Before we dive into that, let’s talk about Love’s NFL journey.

The Packers made quite a stir when they traded up to draft Love in the 2020 NFL Draft. Love played college football at Utah State and wasn’t thought to be someone who could immediately go out there and start, which made Green Bay a decent landing spot for him.

Well, with now two years of his pro career in the books, Love has appeared in just six games and started one. The one game he started was this past season when Rodgers tested positive for COVID-19 and couldn’t play against the Chiefs.

In that game, Love threw for 190 yards, one touchdown, and one interception while rushing for 23 yards. It wasn’t a good game for Love but it was his first-ever NFL start.

Should the New Orleans Saints consider trading for Jordan Love?

As Field Yates mentioned in the tweet below, whatever team acquires Love would only pay a little over $4 million over the final two years of his deal.

If Sean Payton was still the head coach in New Orleans, this would be a smart move for the organization to consider. Even with Dennis Allen though, the team could still benefit from having a young quarterback like Love.

As long as New Orleans surrounded him with better talent than what he had in Green Bay (Michael Thomas, a first-round receiver, and hopefully Alvin Kamara to start with), Love could have the tools to succeed in the Big Easy.

People will look at Love’s numbers to this point (411 yards, two touchdowns, and three interceptions) and write him off. He’s only played in six games and there’s still a lot of potential for the former Utah State product.

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If New Orleans wants to take a chance on a guy who is inexpensive but might need some fine-tuning, it could pay off for them in the long run.

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