Jordan Love Rumors: Patriots, Packers, Saints, Redskins, More Interested in QB

Adam Wells@adamwells1985Featured ColumnistApril 11, 2020

FILE - In this Thursday, Feb. 27, 2020, file photo, Utah State quarterback Jordan Love works out at the NFL football scouting combine in Indianapolis. After turning heads last month at the Senior Bowl, Love delivered with another impressive workout Thursday. (AP Photo/Charlie Neibergall, File)
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Jordan Love has become one of the most discussed prospects in the 2020 NFL draft, with a number of teams doing background work on the Utah State quarterback. 

Per ESPN's Jeremy Fowler on Saturday, the New Orleans Saints, Green Bay Packers, New England Patriots, Washington Redskins and Los Angeles Chargers are among the teams doing "varying levels of homework" on Love. 

Love enters the draft coming off a disappointing 2019 with the Aggies. He threw for 3,402 yards with 20 touchdowns, 17 interceptions and a 61.9 completion percentage. 

Utah State launched a Heisman campaign for Love prior to last season after his breakout 2018. The California native was a semifinalist for the Davey O'Brien Award as the nation's best quarterback after he threw for 3,567 yards and 32 touchdowns with just six interceptions. 

Despite the drop in his statistical performance, some draft analysts still regard Love as a first-round prospect. B/R's Matt Miller has him ranked as the No. 31 overall player in this year's class and projects him to the Saints at No. 24 in his most recent mock draft. 

All of the teams Fowler listed as doing research on Love have a strong case to draft a quarterback early. The Patriots, Chargers, Redskins and Miami Dolphins don't have an obvious starter on their roster in 2020. The Packers and Saints are set at the position for now, but Aaron Rodgers is 36 and Drew Brees is 41. 

Brees also has an eye on his post-playing career, with Andrew Marchand of the New York Post reporting Friday the future Hall of Famer signed a broadcasting deal with NBC for after he hangs up his cleats. 

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Love could benefit in the draft simply by virtue of so many teams needing an answer at quarterback, either now or in the near future. 

All of the questions around Love's draft stock will be answered shortly after the 2020 NFL draft begins April 23.