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3 Most Likely Trade Destinations for Jordan Love Ahead of 2021 NFL Draft

Max Staley
Three most likely trade destinations for Jordan Love ahead of the 2021 NFL Draft.
Three most likely trade destinations for Jordan Love ahead of the 2021 NFL Draft. / Sean Gardner/Getty Images

The Green Bay Packers shocked the NFL world in the 2020 Draft, electing to trade up to select Utah State quarterback Jordan Love in the first round. One Aaron Rodgers MVP campaign later, and Love's future in Green Bay appears murky at best.

As we saw with Tom Brady and Jimmy Garoppolo, the Packers appeared ready to hand the reins to a younger QB, but the incumbent starter was simply too good for that move to make any sense. New England ultimately elected to trade Jimmy G rather than move on from Brady, and you have to imagine Green Bay is at least considering a similar deal.

Instead of feeding into speculation about Rodgers' future, the Packers could move on from Love and re-affirm their commitment to the three-time MVP. If that happens, here are three potential trade destinations for the former first-round pick.

Jordan Love Trade Rumors

3. New England Patriots

There were some online rumblings about a leaked deal that would've sent Love to the New England Patriots. While the rumors themselves were likely bogus, the move still makes a ton of sense. The Patriots need a long-term solution at quarterback, and getting Love out of the NFC has to be a bonus for the Packers. New England has 10 picks in the draft, including six in the first four rounds, so the Patriots have enough ammo to make this happen.

2. Washington Football Team

The Washington Football Team is a quarterback away from being true contenders. Ryan Fitzpatrick is probably good enough to get this team back to the postseason or close to it, but that's pretty much his ceiling. Washington needs to make a move like this to capitalize on having one of the best rosters in the league. But with the No. 19 pick, Washington likely isn't going to land its quarterback of the future in the first round. Love is probably the most talented QB Washington could reasonably acquire without completely mortgaging the future.

1. Denver Broncos

Love is the classic, prototypical Denver Broncos quarterback. He's a 6-foot-4, 220-pound gunslinger with a cannon for an arm and enough athleticism to be a threat on the ground. It's not hard to envision John Elway and George Paton talking themselves into a guy like that. While the No. 9 pick is probably too steep of a price for Denver to pay, the Broncos should be able to put together an enticing package for the Packers. And Green Bay would be happy to get Love out of the conference.

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