With the pick in the 26th 2020 NFL Draft, the Packers select Utah State quarterback Jordan Love …
Jordan Love Career Statistics
Love is an interesting prospect. He is loved by scouts for his big arm, but has a checkered resume entering the league. He had a monster 2018 season, throwing for 8.6 Y/A and a 32-to-6 TD/INT ratio as a 20-year old sophomore. He then followed that up by taking a full fall backward this past season, dropping down to 7.2 Y/A (22nd percentile for final season passers since 2000), a 61.9% completion rate (39th percentile), and a 1.2 TD/INT ratio (fifth percentile).
That happened while Love faced the lightest schedule of opponents out these top passers listed. There is some mystery on if you will draft that Love was in 2018, or the one in 2019 from an accuracy perspective.
Love carries red flags that we have seen from recent players in Daniel Jones, Josh Allen, and Mitchell Trubisky, but all those players have shown fantasy value.
Unfortunately for Love, he lands in a spot behind Aaron Rodgers. Rodgers is signed through the 2023 season and carries dead cap hits of $39.7M in 2020 and $31.6M in 2021. The first realistic year the Packers could even consider moving on from Rodgers monetarily would be after 2021 and even then he would be $17.2M dead cap then. Right now, Love is strictly a developmental guy without an immediate opening.