It was a game of firsts for the Green Bay Packers on Sunday. Most importantly, this was the Packers’ first win in their last five games as the squad gets back to winning ways after a disastrous past month.
For rookie tight end Luke Musgrave, it was also the first time the 23-year-old scored a touchdown in what he, the Packers, and the fans are hoping will be a long and fruitful career ahead.
Green Bay Packers Rookie Gets Off the Mark
Musgrave, who has been making waves for Green Bay this season, finally got himself in the scoring column after logging his first-ever NFL touchdown. It came at an important time for the Packers too, as Musgrave shut the door on any potential comeback for the Los Angeles Rams in the fourth quarter.
There was still a glimmer of hope for LA in the final period, with Green Bay holding on to a somewhat precarious 13-3 lead with a little less than four minutes remaining on the clock. Musgrave made sure there wasn’t going to be any comeback:
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— Green Bay Packers (@packers) November 5, 2023
The Packers secured their third win of the season, 20-3, against a hapless Rams side.
Packers Fans React to Musgrave’s Historic Moment
You could say that this was a long time coming for Green Bay’s second-round pick from this summer’s draft. Finally, in his eighth game of the season, Musgrave finally got off the mark.
Packers fans could not hide their delight after watching history unfold for the young TE:
He will be a BEAST .. don't trade hime
— T. Neal (@IAMTONYNEAL) November 5, 2023
let’s gooooo he actually stayed on his feet 😂
— jose (@tomiokra) November 5, 2023
— ER Carter (@Ercarter97) November 5, 2023
— Brett Wiseman (@broadcastbrett) November 5, 2023
— Mike Park (@DJxAngel) November 5, 2023
A lot of fans also gave credit to head coach Matt LaFleur for the outstanding play-call that led to the TD. The players executed the play to perfection too, and it was Luke Musgrave who was the biggest beneficiary.
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Frequently Asked Questions
Luke Musgrave attended Oregon State for his college football career. Born on September 2, 2000, in Bend, Oregon, Musgrave is now a tight end in the NFL, having been drafted by the Green Bay Packers in the second round of the 2023 NFL Draft.
Luke Musgrave's current contract for 2023 includes a base salary of 750,000 and a signing bonus of 3,164,168. His cap hit is 1,541,042, and the contract guarantees 6.34 million. The contract also covers salary payments in 2024 and a portion of his 2025 salary.
No, Luke Musgrave is not playing in Week 5. During the game against the Raiders, Musgrave made an error by running the wrong route, causing confusion near the first-down marker. His mistake resulted in a failed play.