Packers News: Jordan Love, AJ Dillon sign rookie contracts

Jordan Love (Photo by Gregory Shamus/Getty Images)
Jordan Love (Photo by Gregory Shamus/Getty Images) /

Jordan Love and AJ Dillon have signed their rookie contracts with the Packers.

Both of the Green Bay Packers‘ top two draft picks in 2020 are under contract for at least the next four years.

The Packers made two surprise moves in the opening couple of days of the draft, training up for quarterback Jordan Love out of Utah State in the first round, then selecting running back AJ Dillon out of Boston College in the second round.

Dillon will play a key role on offense right away, while Love could be the eventual starter at quarterback.

Packers give Jordan Love fully guaranteed deal

If you needed more proof that the Packers are delighted to have drafted Love, it’s the fact they’ve given him a fully guaranteed deal. According to NFL Network’s Mike Garafolo, Love has signed a fully guaranteed four-year deal worth $12.38 million with a signing bonus of $6.57 million.

Garafolo noted that the 26th pick in the draft has been given a fully guaranteed contract in the current rookie contract system.

According to Spotrac, Love will have cap hits of $2.25 million, $2.81 million, $3.38 million, and $3.94 million over the next four years. As he was a first-round pick, the Packers will have the choice to exercise his fifth-year option after the 2022 season. If they pick up the fifth-year option, Love will remain under contract through 2023, and by then he’d likely be the starter.

It remains to be seen what the plan is for when Love will become the starter. Aaron Rodgers is still the starter moving forward, but Green Bay is committed to Love with a fully guaranteed deal. Will he become a starter before the end of his rookie deal?

The details of Dillon’s deal haven’t been released yet, but we do know he’ll be under contract through to the end of the 2023 season.