Reports: Jordan Love agrees to contract through 2024 with Packers

GREEN BAY, Wis. (CBS 58) -- The Green Bay Packers have reportedly given quarterback Jordan Love a contract extension. The new deal extends through the 2024 season according to multiple reports from NFL Network's Tom Pelissero.

Following the 2023 NFL Draft, Packers general manager Brian Gutekunst was asked about giving Love his fifth year option as a first round pick in 2020. He said they were still working through it ahead of the Tuesday, May 2 deadline.

"A lot of money for a guy who hasn't played but at the same time we're moving forward with him [Jordan]," said Gutekunst on Saturday.

The fifth year option was projected to be worth $20.72 million. Tuesday's extension for Love is worth $22.5 million and has $13.5 million guaranteed.

In three years with the Packers, Love has started only one game, a 13-7 loss to the Kansas City Chiefs in November 2021. In total, Love has only thrown 83 pass attempts with three touchdowns and three interceptions.

"He definitely understands that he's the guy in charge. He's gonna be the guy in the huddle. he's got to be an extension of us," said Packers head coach Matt LaFleur on Saturday when asked about Love taking over a leadership role. "We're excited for him. We got a lot of confidence in him."

"He's still Jordan. I think he's still got a ton of room for growth, and he's going to continue to evolve. It's hard to lead when you're not the guy and he knows he's the guy now. It instills confidence in him. He's earned the respect by his actions, the way he works from all of his teammates I would say. I'm excited for him. It's gonna be a process, but one that I know he can handle."

The Packers did draft another quarterback in this years draft in Penn State's Sean Clifford in the fifth round. He joins Love and 2018 seventh round pick Danny Etling who has spent most of his time on the practice squad in the NFL.

Gutekunst said the Packers are open to bringing in a veteran quarterback, but may wait and see how the current quarterbacks on the team do in the early part of the offseason.

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