• New York Jets added to the mix of teams interested to pick Jordan Love
  • Love is described as a "polarizing" prospect in the draft
  • Love ending up in New York would create a QB dilemma for the Jets

Utah State’s Jordan Love has been a hot commodity in the rumor mill heading to the NFL Draft. Several teams have piled up in expressing their interest in picking the Aggies quarterback, and the New York Jets are reportedly added to the mix.

Described as a “major talking point,” the 21-year-old continues to gain attention with the Jets said to be lurking with the chance to snatch him at the event scheduled for April 23-25.

“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,” Mike Freeman of Bleacher Report said.

According to Jeremy Fowler of ESPN, Love has also served notice on teams such as the Miami Dolphins, New Orleans Saints, New England Patriots, Los Angeles Chargers, Green Bay Packers and Washington Redskins.

As it happens, one thing that seems to stand out is Love’s apparent unpredictability on varied assessments from scouts. Fowler would even describe him as “one of the most polarizing quarterbacks in the draft.”

A previous report from NFL Network’s Ian Rapoport projected Love as a “true wildcard,” who would most likely be selected not later than the 25th pick. Other mock drafts, meanwhile, have the QB prospect going as high as a top-five selection; the rest, though, thinks he will not be picked until the second round.

One reason seen behind Love’s topsy-turvy status is the obvious discrepancy between his showing in the last two years.

Love became an instant prospect after he turned heads in his stint with the Aggies in the 2018 season where he posted 3,567 passing yards for 32 touchdowns and six interceptions. However, his numbers took significant dive in 2019 as he settled for just 3,402 yards, 20 touchdowns, and 17 interceptions while completing just 61.9% of his attempts, compared to 64% in the prior season.

Consequently, Love ending up in New York would create a dilemma among the team’s quarterbacks. According to analysts, adding the Bakersfield-raised QB in the roster means Sam Darnold’s noticeable progression would have to take a slight step back for the Jets to make room for the former’s potential bid to taking the team’s starting role.

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Sam Darnold #14 of the New York Jets looks to pass against the New York Giants during their preseason game at MetLife Stadium on August 24, 2018 in East Rutherford, New Jersey. Jeff Zelevansky/Getty Images