Packers QB Jordan Love at camp, expects contract resolution soon

League: NFL

Posted on: 11 Jun, 2024 at 08:07 PM

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Packers quarterback Jordan Love anticipates signing a new contract in the weeks before he arrives at the start of training camp next month.

"It's what I've heard," Love said Tuesday as Green Bay starts mandatory minicamp outside Lambeau Field.

The Packers owe Love $11 million for the 2024 season under terms of the $13.5 million extension he signed with the plan of starting for the first time upon Aaron Rodgers' exit via trade in April 2023.

Love said he likes to "be in the mix" in negotiations but was otherwise tight-lipped. He wouldn't confirm speculation the two sides are "close."

Love had a modest start last season but guided Green Bay to the playoffs with a wild-card spot and completed 64.2 percent of his passes for 4,159 yards, 32 touchdowns and 11 interceptions.

The Packers are looking to reach a long-term deal with Love, a plan the front office has discussed since the season ended.

"We're in those conversations right now," Green Bay general manager Brian Gutekunst told 97.3 The Game last month. "The nice part about this is none of these things are always easy or fast, but both parties want the same thing. We'd like to get this done before training camp for sure.

"Both parties want to get a contract extension done. Stability at that position really allows you to have some security with the way we build our team. We're looking forward to getting that done, but it never goes fast."

While other quarterbacks are avoiding camp with contract matters in limbo, Love has still been participating in voluntary organized team activities (OTAs) this offseason.

The Packers selected Love in the first round (26th overall) of the 2020 draft out of Utah State. He appeared in just 10 games (one start) over his first two NFL seasons before taking over starting duties in 2023.

--Field Level Media