AJ Dillon reacted to Jordan Love contract in the most Wisconsin way ever
The Green Bay Packers made a commitment to Jordan Love this week.
While they declined his fifth-year option, the Packers gave Love a contract extension. According to ESPN's Adam Schefter, it's a one-year deal worth up to $22.5 million, with $13.5 guaranteed.
It ensures Love remains under contract for two more seasons rather than one. He won't become a free agent until 2025, giving the Packers more than enough time to evaluate his play and determine whether he is their long-term answer at QB.
The Packers are clearly confident enough in their young quarterback to commit to a contract extension.
Love's teammate AJ Dillon had the perfect reaction to his new deal on Twitter.
Jordan Love contract: AJ Dillon had the perfect reaction on Twitter
Packers running back AJ Dillon quickly became a fan favorite in Green Bay. He has completely embraced the Wisconsin lifestyle, and he is even now known as 'The Mayor of Door County' after being given a key to the county in 2021.
And his love for Wisconsin extends to his reaction to Jordan Love's new deal.
Following the news that Love had signed a new contract, Dillon took to Twitter to congratulate his new starting quarterback, and he even brought up the cheese curds they could buy in Door County.
There are so many reasons to love this. First, there is Dillon's love for Wisconsin. He has completely embraced his new home and he personifies what it means to be a Packer.
Then there is also the great friendship between Dillon and Love, which is clear for all to see. It gives an insight into Love's popularity with his teammates. How can you not love that? Excuse the pun.
Dillon truly had the most Wisconsin reaction to Love's new deal.
Jordan Love age: How old is the new Packers QB1?
Jordan Love is 24 years old. He will turn 25 in November. If he plays at the level the Packers believe he can, Love could be the starting quarterback in Green Bay for well over a decade.
For comparison, Aaron Rodgers was also 24 years old when he made his first start as the Packers' QB1 in 2008. He also turned 25 during that season.
The parallels between the Brett Favre-Aaron Rodgers transition and the Aaron Rodgers-Jordan Love change are spooky.
When was Jordan Love drafted?
Jordan Love was drafted in the first round of the 2020 NFL Draft. The Packers traded up four spots to select him No. 26 overall. Green Bay passed on other needs like inside linebacker and wide receiver, but it was a move made for the long-term future.
It's important to remember the Packers made this pick before Aaron Rodgers' back-to-back MVP seasons. Rodgers hadn't played at that level for several years, and the Packers saw it as a perfect opportunity to draft their quarterback of the future.
Three years later, Love is ready to replace Rodgers as the new starter in Green Bay.