Buccaneers trade to consider for staying relevant in 2022 and beyond

Jordan Love, trade option for the Buccaneers (Photo by Patrick McDermott/Getty Images)
Jordan Love, trade option for the Buccaneers (Photo by Patrick McDermott/Getty Images) /
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If you want to talk about the Buccaneers trading for a quarterback from Green Bay, Jordan Love is an interesting name to bring up.

Beggars can’t be choosers. No truer words have been spoken about the Buccaneers, who, at the moment, are starting to look like beggars in 2022.

The team that won the Super Bowl and made it to overtime against the eventual champs in the playoffs is starting to unravel at the seams with various retirements and players slated to depart in free agency.

There aren’t a lot of moves the Bucs can make to stay relevant in the short term for now outside of keeping several free agents like Chris Godwin at home, but trading for Jordan Love is certainly an interesting prospect.

Love immediately became a controversial figure when the Packers traded up to draft him, and the resulting rift from that decision potentially played a role in Aaron Rodgers winning back-to-back MVPs.

The playoff success hasn’t been there, but the Packers look like they would be crazy to do anything but retain Rodgers. If this is the case, they may at least listen to offers on Love if there are any teams out there that want to take a chance on the young quarterback.

Jordan Love seemingly hasn’t impressed in practice or when he has been in the national spotlight in a few games, but that shouldn’t stop teams from being interested in his upside. At 23 years old and with more physical talent than any quarterback in the 2022 draft class, Love would be the QB1 this year by a mile.

With that being said, Love’s stock is reaching an all-time low with the Packers, and this is a good thing for a team that would like to trade for him. A team like the Buccaneers wouldn’t have to invest much to bring Love to town, potentially a mid-round pick at the worst.

It is also worth mentioning that Love does also have some other arguments going in his favor. If one year under Brady is a plus for Kyle Trask, imagine what two years under Aaron Rodgers did for Love.

We don’t love this argument for anyone, but Bucs fans tend to like this so do with that what you will. 

Love has a stronger arm and more mobility than any quarterback currently rostered by the Bucs. There are certainly some issues there, but if the value is right, this would be an interesting option for Tampa to consider as a traits-based investment in the future.

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