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Dynasty Debate : Jordan Love or Brock Purdy

In this series, we will take two Dynasty Nerds writers and pit them up against one another concerning certain players or topics. In this specific article Mychal Warno (@DynastyDadMike) and Steven Pintado (@CoachStevenP) debate on which Dynasty QB you want moving forward, Jordan Love or Brock Purdy?

Jordan Love 

From Steven Pintado @CoachStevenP

Love was coming into a high-pressure situation in 2023. The Packers traded away Aaron Rodgers and were going with Love as their starting quarterback after drafting him in the 2020 NFL Draft. Love would step up to the challenge, throwing for 4,100 passing yards and 32 passing touchdowns.

Love would come out of the gates hot with three straight games over 20 fantasy points. He struggled in each game from weeks four to nine, under 20 points. Over the final nine weeks of the regular season, Love would be QB3. He would have over 20 fantasy points in eight of the final nine games. 

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Love showed off his talent with arm strength, a strength of his coming from college. He was third in deep ball attempts of 20-plus yards. He would also finish second in air yards among all quarterbacks. For the most part, his accuracy was better than expected, as that was a struggle coming out of college. He finished 16th in deep ball completions and fourth in play action completions. 

Love is only rising in dynasty leagues for a player who is only 26 years old by the end of the fantasy season. He’ll be in a rare situation where he has all young players on the roster for another two to three years before anyone needs to be paid. That’s an essential piece if he has young players who will look to improve with another year under their belts.

Christian Watson and Romeo Doubs will look to be veterans on his team and be reliable options as long as they can both stay on the field, especially Watson. He has second-year players like Jayden Reed and Dontayvion Wicks, as well as tight ends Luke Musgrave and Tucker Kraft. All four players flashed in their rookie season and showed promise to take the following steps in their development. 

Even with the recent addition of Josh Jacobs, I’m not nervous about Jacobs taking away red zone touchdowns from Love. Love was second in red zone pass attempts last season. The Packers ranked in the middle of the pack in rushing last year, and adding Jacobs will only improve this offense.  If they can get the play action going with Jacobs, Love was one of the better quarterbacks in play action in 2023. 

I’m a big fan of Jordan Love, and I think his rise will continue with an improved overall offense. Love has shown already, with inexperienced talent, that he can thrive for the Packers and fantasy. That inexperience will develop some star players, which will help raise Love in redraft and dynasty leagues for the long haul. 

Brock Purdy

From Mychal Warmo @DynastyDadMike

First, I would like to thank Steven for joining me in this Dynasty Debate Series. It is always fun to do these, and I enjoy getting a different perspective on players. Like all these debates, I would be pleased to have either of these young, up-and-coming signal callers on my dynasty rosters. With all that being said, give me BCB over Jordan Love. In Brock’s first full season as an NFL starter, he finished as the QB6, throwing for 4,280 passing yards and 31 touchdowns on a team considered “run first.” 

Purdy also has the youth aspect on his side, being two years younger than Love. The Niners clearly are building around Purdy’s youth with the additions of Ricky Pearsall and extending Christian McCaffrey. Let us also not forget playmakers like George Kittle, Brandon Aiyuk, and Deebo Samuel at Brock’s disposal. I prefer those passing weapons of Brocks over Love’s arsenal. Purdy had seven finishes where he finished inside the top 12 for fantasy points. Of those seven finishes, two of them were QB2 finishes. 

Most rankings rank Purdy and Love very close together, but their cost is vastly different. The price to obtain Purdy is significantly lower than Love. In a recent episode of the Dynasty Nerds Podcast, Purdy went at the 3.7 while Love went at the 2.4 

Purdy is tied to an offensive genius in head coach Kyle Shanahan. His schemes, shifts, and motions provide Purdy with the ideal scenarios, which led to him leading all NFL quarterbacks in yards per attempt (9.6), passer rating (113.0), and QBR (72.8).

So the question is, Nerds, Who are you guys targeting in your dynasty leagues?

Look for more Dynasty Debate articles during the summer, as I will debate with other Nerds Writers on the running back, wide receiver, and tight end positions. If you want access to the full set of Dynasty Nerds ranks, sign up for the #NerdHerd, giving you access to our film room, extra podcasts, rankings, an exclusive Discord channel, and so much more.

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