The kid from Utah State has been making some noise, and more importantly some moves up many people’s NFL Draft boards.
At 6’4 225 lbs, the young signal caller has come up seemingly out of nowhere as a guy to watch when the NFL Draft rolls around. He is tall with a solid arm. The touch and accuracy is possibly his biggest asset as a quarterback. Some have him going in the first round, but I can see a 2nd to 3rd round grade on this guy.
He will most definitely be a project quarterback for a team preparing to transition from their aging starter to a young stud. Teams like the Saints who will be needing a back up for Drew Brees with the departure of Teddy Bridgewater. A guy like Love could come in and learn behind one of the greatest quarterbacks in NFL history and from an offensive genius in Sean Payton.
Patrick Mahomes and Jimmy G are good examples of having a quarterback wait behind a good or great quarterback before throwing them in the fire. I’m not saying Love will be Mahomes or Jimmy G, but I am saying that it would be a good way for Love to learn the game.
Based off the film, he throws a lot of deep balls with touch. But he also did have as great of a season in 2019 as he did in 2018. Throwing for just 20 touchdowns as well as 17 interceptions. 2018 he had 32 touchdowns to just 6 interceptions. I don’t know which season you would look at more, but that to me shows some inconsistencies with his game. A year or two behind a Drew Brees or even a Kirk Cousins for the Vikings.
Kirk is a good QB like Alex Smith was, but Love could be what the Vikings were missing. A potential great QB that has to get developed before taking the lead. The Vikings are close, but a QB could be the difference between winning a championship or picking #1 in a future NFL Draft.