Jordan Alexander Love or Jordan Love is a professional football player of the National Football League. The quarterback is currently signed under the Green Bay Packers. He started his professional career after being drafted by the NFL in 2020.
The 6-foot-4-inch Love was born in the charming town of Bakersfield in California. He experienced a tragedy when his father died by suicide when he was 14 years old. His amateur football career started when he enrolled at Liberty High School. During his senior year, he was named as the starter of his team and became a 2-star recruit. Some of the collegiate schools that tried to recruit him during this time included Sacramento State, Northern Colorado, Northern Arizona, and Washington State. Before finishing high school, he committed to join Utah State.
Love started his football career with Utah State in 2016. As a freshman, he played a total of 12 games and was named Player of the Mountain West Offensive Player of the Week after his debut game at the University of Nevada Las Vegas. At the end of his freshman season, Love completed six interceptions and eight touchdowns. During his sophomore year in 2018, Love competed in 13 games. He was able to take six interceptions and 32 touchdowns and was later named as the most valuable player of the New Mexico Bowl. Due to his superb performance during this season, he was expected by many to be drafted in the NFL.
By 2019, Love completed an amazing 17 interceptions and 20 touchdowns with Utah State. At the end of this season, he announced that he will be joining the 2020 NFL Draft thereby forgoing his senior year at Utah State. He was eventually drafted in the first round by the Green Bay Packers in the NFL Draft 2020. He was the first player to be chosen in the draft from the Group of Five conferences. In fact, the Packers have traded their first-round and fourth-round picks to select him. By July 1, 2020, he finally signed a four-year rookie contract with the packers. Sports news shared that he was the first quarterback of the league to receive a fully guaranteed contract after the change of the rookie pay scale.
- 2018 New Mexico Bowl MVP
- 2018 Second-Team All-MWC