We need to talk about Jordan Love.
Six games into his tenure as the Green Bay Packers' starting quarterback, things are quickly falling apart. Love threw six touchdowns without an interception in the Packers' opening two contests, but his record reads four touchdowns and seven interceptions since.
Green Bay invested a first-round pick and three years of development in Love. The team will give him time. But they also hedged their bets, signing him to a team-friendly one-year extension instead of the fifth-year option that included a little over $20 million in guaranteed money.
Eleven games remain for Green Bay this season, but what if Love and the offense don't improve?
The Packers currently hold the No. 7 pick in the 2024 NFL Draft. They lost to two of the worst teams in football. Green Bay isn't too talented for a top-five draft pick.
If so, would the Packers dare draft Jordan Love's replacement? It's something they may have to seriously consider. Here are five names to watch.
5. Michael Penix Jr., Washington
Trading up for Jordan Love was a risk. Drafting Washington's Michael Penix Jr. would be another. Penix is a talented quarterback, but the number one concern is his injury history. He has previously suffered two ACL tears and multiple shoulder injuries.
However, there's no denying his talent.
Since moving to Washington in 2022, Penix has thrown for 7,217 yards, 51 touchdowns, and 13 interceptions in 20 games.
Max Chadwick of Pro Football Focus predicts that Penix will win the Heisman Trophy this season.
"Penix leads all FBS quarterbacks in overall grade (93.3) and passing grade (92.9) while ranking second in passing yards," writes Chadwick.
Penix is a first-round talent, but he likely won't go with the top two picks in the draft. There's a chance he falls somewhere in the 5-10 range. The Packers are currently seventh.