Looking ahead to the Green Bay Packers’ 2022 schedule, the quarterbacks they’re set to face are an interesting bunch. It’s rare you can decipher all the starting quarterbacks you will see a year out. However, the Packers’ opposing QBs only have a few question marks.
- Chicago Bears: Justin Fields (x2)
- Minnesota Vikings: Kirk Cousins (x2)
- Detroit Lions: Jared Goff (x2). All signs point to him being under center one more year in Detroit
- New England Patriots: Mac Jones
- Dallas Cowboys: Dak Prescott
- Buffalo Bills: Josh Allen
- Miami Dolphins: Tua Tagovailoa (The Dolphins have made it clear they’re committed to him for at least one more year)
- Tennessee Titans: Ryan Tannehill
- Los Angeles Rams: Matthew Stafford
- Philadephia Eagles: Jalen Hurts
- New York Jets: Zach Wilson (Even after a disastrous rookie year, New York won’t give up on their QB after only one season)
14 of Green Bay’s 17 opposing quarterbacks are already known. The best of the bunch is by far Josh Allen. After him, you have the NFC North’s QBs who had a combined 1-5 record last year versus the Packers. Similarly, Mac Jones, Jalen Hurts, Zach Wilson, and Tua Tagovailoa are all still brand new to the league. Ryan Tannehill, Dak Prescott, and Matthew Stafford are all in that category of veterans who don’t really scare us, but aren’t bad either. Overall, it feels like of the 14 obvious QBs we will play, there is one juggernaut, three beatable veterans, a division that we have dominated for three years, and three QBs still on their rookie deal.
The Question Marks:
- New York Giants: The easy answer here would be Daniel Jones. However, there have been trade rumors for a while. Russell Wilson and Carson Wentz have both been listed as potential candidates to end up in New York. Neither one of those deals seem likely, but certainly leaves doubt as to who could be under center for the Giants come September.
- Tampa Bay Buccaneers: With Tom Brady retiring, Tampa Bay has made it clear they’re going to give second year QB Kyle Trask out of Florida all the tools to succeed. There have been multiple reports that the Bucs are not interested in trading for a “star QB.” While signs point to Trask starting, there’s a lot left to find out before we know their starting QB.
Washington Commanders: This is the only team Green Bay will face in 2022 that we frankly have no idea who their QB will be. Taylor Heinicke had a decent year last year as their starting QB. However, it seems they are not sold on him returning. Reports say Washington will go after Russell Wilson, Mitch Trubisky, or even Deshaun Watson. Evidently, this one is a sit and wait type of situation.
Ranking Green Bay’s Opposing QBs:
- Elite: Josh Allen
- Competent Starters: Dak Prescott, Kirk Cousins, Matthew Stafford, Ryan Tannehill
- Unknowns: Washington Commanders
- QBs that don’t worry us: Jalen Hurts, Justin Fields, Jared Goff, Zach Wilson, Tua Tagovailoa, Mac Jones, Daniel Jones, Kyle Trask
In conclusion, the Green Bay Packers will not be intimidated whatsoever by their opposing QBs in 2022. Aaron Rodgers will be the best QB on the field for every game in 2022 with a SLIGHT possibility that Josh Allen has a better season than Rodgers. Therefore, Green Bay has a prime schedule to get another good seeding in the playoffs for 2022-23 season.
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