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2020 NFL Draft: Best fits for QB Jordan Love

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Chuck Cook-USA TODAY Sports

Jordan Love is the best quarterback in the 2020 NFL Draft Class. Even though he has the most talent out of any quarterback in the 2020 Draft Class, there will most likely be three quarterbacks taken in front of him. 

Despite being the most talented quarterback in this draft class, getting drafted to the right team is extremely important for the progression of a top talent. Here are the best fits for Jordan Love.

5. Tampa Bay Buccaneers 

It is crazy to think Bruce Arians will be drafting a quarterback after signing the greatest quarterback of all time, Tom Brady. However, Brady only signed a two-year contract. With a no-trade and no-tag clause in the contract, it seems clear Brady would want to play even after this contract. A reunion with the Patriots might seem in order, so he can retire with the Patriots. 

It makes a tremendous amount of sense for Love to sit behind the greatest quarterback of all time. Realistically, this will only happen if Love falls to the second round. It is extremely unlikely Tampa uses their first round to draft a quarterback rather than drafting top playmakers to bolster Brady. 

Allowing Love to sit behind Brady will mimic the Farve-Rodgers situation. Brady is at the point of his career where he will be the perfect mentor for Love on his new team. Giving Love a couple years to learn from the greatest quarterback to ever play the game of football will do a tremendous amount in propelling the career of Jordan Love. 

4. Miami Dolphins 

It is rumored that the Dolphins are looking to select Jordan Love over Tua Tagovailoa. The Dolphins are in the middle of a rebuild, and Love could be in line to take over their franchise quarterback duties. 

The Dolphins have made an abundance of free-agent signings, and they have even more draft picks (including three first-round picks). They can look to pair Love with a receiver like CeeDee Lamb, Jerry Jeudy, or Henry Ruggs III. 

In Miami, he will be given the keys to the franchise, and will be the face of a franchise that could on the rise. He will go through some growing pains with a young and inexperienced franchise, but he will be able to get a lot of valuable experience on the field, and a chance to grow himself along with the entire roster.

3. Indianapolis Colts

Jordan Love would have another opportunity in Indy to sit behind a veteran quarterback. Philip Rivers just signed a one-year contract with the Colts. Rivers is no Tom Brady, but nevertheless, he is a very good veteran presence. 

If the Philip Rivers experiment does not work, Love most likely will not be thrown into midseason games that seem to haunt many young careers. Jacoby Brissett will be the backup quarterback, and he will be thrown into those situations. 

If Jordan Love is drafted by the Colts, he will be in a very similar situation to Patrick Mahomes when he got drafted by the Chiefs. Mahomes was a backup to an aging Alex Smith. Smith was traded a year later to the Washington Redskins. Love is extremely talented, but like Mahomes, a year would do him very well, and he could experience the same success Mahomes has. 

2. Los Angles Chargers

The Chargers decided not to sign a quarterback in free agency, and there is a perception that they are going to roll with Tyrod Taylor going into the 2020 season. However, it would make a lot of sense for this to be a smokescreen. The Chargers hold the No. 6 overall pick, and they could be looking to draft the California native. 

If the Chargers draft Love and make him the starter, Love will be supported by a very good defense and an underrated receiving core. Being in his home state and surrounded by good weapons might be the perfect recipe for success for the young promising quarterback. 

1. New England Patriots

For the first time in 20 years, the Patriots on looking for a new play-caller under center. Cam Newton and Jameis Winston are still valuable options, or they could be rolling with Brian Hoyer and Jarrett Stidham. 

However, the Patriots could be looking at the former Aggie to take over their offensive play-calling. Jordan Love has the potential to be their franchise quarterback for years to come. He is a disciplined and well-respected young man who will fit perfectly under the notorious Bill Belichick.

Josh McDaniels will find a way to use Jordan Love’s unique skillset, and the defense will relieve Love of a lot of stress. Love going to New England might be the scariest things for Patriots haters. If Love goes to Foxborough then the Patriots destiny might not miss a beat.