- May 2, 2012
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There is no reason to trade Love:
1) He doesn't have a lot of trade value right now based on his past performance
2) Rodgers could be injured at any moment (like any NFL starting QB) and Love would become the starter
3) Rodgers could retire after the 2022 season (or demand a trade/hold out) and Love would become the starter
The Packers don't have to worry about the 5th year option for a while so there's no reason to project what will happen at this time as too many variables could change before the decision point.
I'm not a proponent necessarily of trading him, but can present valid reasons not to trade and to trade - so I would push back against the definitive claim of "There is no reason to trade Love"
If we are pushing so much capital into future, facing cutting impact players to make it under 2022 cap...it would make sense to move Love if you can grab a top 100 prospect in this draft which can and would impact the team vastly more than Love would in 2022. He also has the most trade value now vs. waiting due to the weak QB class and the fact that with each year gone his "cheap experiment on rookie deal" is shorter and shorter for a team with interest.
I think if Gute's phone rings on draft Day 2 and someone is wanting to discuss a Day 2 pick for Love, Gute 100% should do his due dilegence to discuss that and possibly consider depending on who is on the board and what if anything is also coming besides that Day 2 pick.