Packers: Could a Jordan Love trade to Seahawks work?

Green Bay Packers, Jordan Love - Mandatory Credit: Raj Mehta-USA TODAY Sports
Green Bay Packers, Jordan Love - Mandatory Credit: Raj Mehta-USA TODAY Sports /

After back-to-back MVP seasons from Aaron Rodgers, the Mount Rushmore QB signed a new three-year deal this offseason to remain with the Green Bay Packers for the foreseeable future.

This means that prospect Jordan Love would not get an opportunity to start until his sixth season. Green Bay would have to sign him to a new contract without seeing him play a whole lot.

We’ve seen that Rodgers’ down years are, in his words, career years for most quarterbacks. If you are GM Brian Gutekunst, why not think about trading Love to a franchise in need of a future starting QB?

The Seattle Seahawks could be in the market for a young QB. After receiving QB Drew Lock in the trade that sent future Hall-of-Fame QB Russell Wilson to the Denver Broncos, Seattle’s future is up in the air.

What could make Love intriguing for Seattle is that he has sat behind one of the greatest quarterbacks of all time in Rodgers. Think about Rodgers sitting behind Brett Favre. Think about Patrick Mahomes sitting behind Alex Smith. Think about Tom Brady sitting behind Drew Bledsoe.

Love learning from Rodgers could be a great thing for a possible team like the Seahawks. He is a very talented player that just needs more experience. Once he couples that knowledge with experience and talent, it could possibly be a special thing.

The reason the Packers would consider this would be because they need a lot of help at the receiver position. After the trade of All-Pro Davante Adams, losing deep-threat Marquez Valdes-Scantling to the Kansas City Chiefs, and seeing Equanimeous St. Brown, who spent four seasons in Green Bay, sign with the Chicago Bears, the Packers need help in their WR room.

Remember, the franchise does have four top-60 picks in April’s draft. Also, current Seahawks GM John Schneider spent over a decade in Green Bay’s front office. Maybe he and his old friend Brian Gutekunst can strike a deal here. Seeing as Pro Bowl WR D.K. Metcalf is just 24 years old, he would be tougher to trade for.

If the Packers were to make a trade for Metcalf, they would most likely have to send Seattle QB Jordan Love and a second-round pick at minimum. Also, remember that Metcalf will soon be commanding a hefty new contract.

But there is another player that could be coveted by Green Bay — three-time All-Pro Tyler Lockett. The 29 year old will be entering his eighth season in the NFL. He and Russell Wilson had a great connection. His abilities on special teams could be something the Packers are interested in as well (three career return touchdowns).

His contract locks him up through 2026. He would be a massive boost for a receivers room that is headlined by only Allen Lazard and Randall Cobb. Green Bay could send Love and a late-round pick to Seattle for Lockett. It would be a win-win for both parties.

Aaron Rodgers would have a top-level target and Seattle would have multiple, young quarterbacks to evaluate for the future. The backup QB position is one of the most important positions in sports, so Green Bay would have to look into signing a backup QB. Maybe a John Wolford or Ryan Fitzpatrick could be viable options.

Regardless of if the Packers make a trade involving Love or not, it is unlikely that the third-year QB will get much playing time, other than in the preseason, over the next few years.

The Packers would be wise to get some compensation and possibly a much-needed offensive piece right now. There are good quarterback prospects that come out in the draft every single season. Yes, Love is talented and is gaining more and more knowledge.

But this is clearly Aaron Rodgers’ team and deservedly so. The Packers have plenty of ammunition to swing a trade that could immediately help this team and keep them on track for a Super Bowl run.

After re-upping a lot of their key defensive pieces from a year ago and with a pile of early-round draft picks, all Green Bay might need to make them arguably the best team in the NFL is a trade for a key receiver. Maybe that trade could involve QB Jordan Love.