The Green Bay Packers are entering 2023 with a great deal of unknowns, especially on offense. The wide receiver room is composed of second-year players Christian Watson, Romeo Doubs, and Samori Toure and rookies Jayden Reed, Dontayvion Wicks, and Grant DuBose. The tight end room is dominated by two rookies, Luke Musgrave and Tucker Kraft, while first-year starter Jordan Love is the man under center.
With so many young players, no one knows for sure how Love and the offense will preform in 2023. However, Bleacher Report’s Alex Kay gave Love a very favorable stat projection for the 2023 season.
Green Bay Packers Starting Quarterback Jordan Love’s 2023 Stat Projections
Last season, Aaron Rodgers finished the year with a 64.6% completion percentage, 3,695 yards, 26 touchdowns, and 12 interceptions. Kay projects Love to have a similar stat line in his first year as a starter:
“The Jordan Love era is finally beginning for the Green Bay Packers. After making the oft-criticized decision to draft the quarterback in Round 1 following Aaron Rodgers’ 2020 Pro Bowl season, it’s now time for the Utah State product to prove his value to this organization following three years on the bench.
“What Love lacks in in-game experience should be made up for with preparation and practice reps. He’s had plenty of time to learn behind one of the best to ever play the position and should be able to translate that to on-field success now that he’s finally getting his chance to shine.
“Love’s upside will be tied to strides being made by sophomore wideouts Christian Watson and Romeo Doubs and the impact that second-round rookie Jayden Reed has in his first season, but this young receiving corps has the talent to quickly establish itself as one of the best in the NFL.
“Projection: 64 percent completion rate, 3,791 passing yards, 24 passing touchdowns; 12 interceptions, 47 carries, 174 rushing yards, two rushing touchdowns.”
In his first year as a start, Rodgers had a 63.6% completion percentage, 4,038 passing yards, 28 touchdowns, and 13 interceptions. He also had 207 rushing yards and four rushing touchdowns. The Packers went 6-10 that year.
What do Love’s projections say about how well the Packers will do in 2023? It really all depends on the defense. As mentioned, Love’s projections for his first year as a starter are similar to Rodgers’ stats last season, a year in which Green Bay went 8-9. If the defense improves, it will lead to more wins and a possible spot in the NFL Playoffs.