The Green Bay Packers were incredibly frustrating and inconsistent in 2022. Finishing with an 8-9 record was far below expectations, even with the departure of Davante Adams via trade to the Las Vegas Raiders. Now, with Aaron Rodgers traded to the New York Jets and Jordan Love poised to take over under center, even more questions surround the offense in particular.
That being said, the offensive line is stacked with talent at the top and the Aaron Jones/AJ Dillon tandem is the best in the NFL. While the roster is very young, they have a ton of potential. So much so that Love believes the sky is the limit for the team as a whole.
Jordan Love Says “the Sky Is the Limit” for the Green Bay Packers
When talking to reporters last week, Love had this to say about his expectations for the Packers’ team as a whole:
“I think we’ve got a great team. I think we have a good offense, a young offense. We have a lot of work to keep putting in, keep building together. And I think we have a really good defense. Once we get everybody back and healthy, we’ll be really good.
“I think we’ve got playmakers on offense. I think all the weapons we have at receiver, tight end and running back, we’ve got guys who can make plays. … I think once everybody gets rolling, gets comfortable with the offense and being where they need to be every play, the sky’s the limit for us.”
While there is no way to know yet how many wide receivers the Packers will take on their 53-man roster, we can say with confidence that Christian Watson, Romeo Doubs, Jayden Reed, and Dontayvion Wicks are solid locks. That does not include the high probability that Samori Toure will make the team as well.
All of these players are incredibly young, but their upside is immense. Watson had the best season for a rookie wide receiver in the Rodgers era, and will only get better with a quarterback with whom he has chemistry.
On top of the young wide receivers, the Packers also have two rookie tight ends, Luke Musgrave and Tucker Kraft. Each are high-ceiling prospects that bring a level of athleticism to the position Green Bay has not seen since the days of JerMichael FInley.
Yes, the Packers roster is young; there will be growing pains. However, growing pains are just that: growing. No longer will the team be stuck in a mire of predictable play-calling and execution.
This offense is going to surprise a lot of people.