Rumor: New York Jets taking a look at quarterback Jordan Love in NFL Draft

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Aug 30, 2019; Winston-Salem, NC, USA; Utah State Aggies quarterback Jordan Love (10) jogs off the field after a touchdown in the second quarter against the Wake Forest Demon Deacons at BB&T Field. Mandatory Credit: Jeremy Brevard-USA TODAY Sports

Here’s an interesting rumor the New York Jets are involved in regarding one quarterback in the NFL draft:

One player whose stock has risen the past few months significantly is quarterback Jordan Love, who ranks as the 4th best passer in the draft behind Joe Burrow, Tua Tagovailoa, and Justin Herbert. The Jets, though, are likely not looking to grab a quarterback with the 11th overall pick, where Love currently sits, but what’s the harm in doing your due diligence?

According to Mike Freeman of Bleacher Report, Gang Green are one of the teams looking into the Utah State QB:

“Though he may not be considered a surefire star, Love has plenty of teams intrigued. ESPN reported the Dolphins, Saints, Patriots, Chargers, Packers and Washington all have showed interest.

I’m hearing that list far underreports the number of teams taking a hard look at him, and one of those I’ve heard about is the Jets.”

I wouldn’t look too much into this considering the glimpses of brilliance we’ve seen from Sam Darnold over the past two seasons. With a lack of talent on the offensive line, Darnold hasn’t enjoyed ample protection from pass rushers. Factor in his case of mono, and you could make the argument Darnold isn’t even going into his third-years. Ultimately, the Jets are in dire need of a right tackle to re-tool the line or a No. 1 wide receiver with Robby Anderson taking his talents to Seattle.

For the fun of it, let’s say the Jets actually are intrigued by Love, who’s a mobile quarterback with great arm strength and potential. Having seen a minimal sample size from Darnold regarding franchise-quarterback level play, investing in a QB like Love would allow the Jets to develops position battle, which would then give them the leverage to sell on one of them. There are plenty of teams who would be willing to give the Jets draft capital in 2021 for Love or Darnold.

Now, this is extremely unlikely, but it’s an interesting concept to consider.