May 26, 2024

Green Bay Packers: $60 Million Signing Expected To Occur In Immediate Future

During the 2023 off-season, the Green Bay Packers made it very evident that they are dedicated to the future. It remains to be seen whether or not that future is successful. There is obviously a new era in Green Bay with the number of young players on the team, especially on offense.

The core of that youth has been Jordan Love. The fourth-year quarterback has spent the last three years sitting behind the great Aaron Rodgers. But his deal with the Packers only lasts until the 2024–2025 season. That might not be the case in the near future.

 

Packers Offer Big Clue on Extension For QB Jordan Love

 

An extensive explanation of what a Jordan Love extension might entail was given by Charles LeClaire:

Love’s deal with the Packers expires in 2024, which is a significant distinction from Daniel Jones and Geno Smith’s free agency status. Green Bay benefits from that in two ways. Since Love will earn $6 million in 2024, it first offers them flexibility to design a better contract. Second, it offers them leverage because they can choose to extend him if it’s a reasonable bargain rather than feeling compelled to.

It’s feasible that the Packers and Love would agree to a deal of around two years and $60 million if they had Geno Smith’s contract as a condition and added a few million due to cap inflation.

Love claims to have made $30 million a season, which is a good amount for a mid-level quarterback contract and enormous money for a player who has only made $20 million or less in the NFL thus far.

The Packers would receive a three-year contract worth $66 million, which translates to a de facto $22 million yearly average with no meaningful guarantees past 2024.

At the end of his first season, the team wasn’t expecting a Super Bowl victory, only enough to commit beyond his current contract. Of course, winning the Super Bowl is every team’s goal heading into the season, but being realistic is also part of the process. I would be shocked if the Packers gave up on Love after one (or two) seasons starting. He has grown significantly in the eyes of the coaching staff during his time on the team.

Aaron Rodgers led the Green Bay Packers to a Super Bowl win three years after becoming the starting role. Love will probably have at least that much time to show that he is deserving of the title of “the guy” in Green Bay.

The Packers’ armory has expanded to include several weapons that are similar in age to Love. The front office is hoping that all these weapons will develop with Love and become an elite offensive unit in the years to come. Giving up on such growth after a year or even two is pointless.

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