The Green Bay Packers are no longer Aaron Rodgers’ team, and as weird as it may seem to say that, it was about time that happened.
His relationship with the front office wasn’t in a good place, and there was a constant power struggle with him and the organization.
Needless to say, not many people believe they’ll be any good with Jordan Love taking the reins of the offense, at least not right away.
However, former NFL CB Dominique Foxworth actually thinks they could even make the playoffs next season.
.@Foxworth24 thinks Jordan Love can lead the Packers to the playoffs this season 👀
"You don't need Jordan Love to be prime Aaron Rodgers. You just need him to be a little bit better than Aaron Rodgers was last year." pic.twitter.com/SOTm3c0D26
— First Take (@FirstTake) June 27, 2023
Foxworth explained that the Packers actually have an elite defense in terms of talent, but they haven’t been able to live up to the expectation.
He also said that as much as people criticize GM Brian Gutekunst, the Packers are a very talented team on both sides of the football, so it’s not like they should be bottom-feeders by any means.
Last but not least, the former defensive standout cites that Love doesn’t necessarily need to be a star or even Rodgers 2.0; he just needs to be a little better than Rodgers was last season.
Of course, that’s going to be a very high standard to live up to, even if Rodgers didn’t have his best season in 2022.
The early reviews of Love have been quite positive, and he clearly has the full support of his coaching staff and his teammates, so there’s still a chance that he’s much better than some people expect him to be at this point in his career.NEXT: Packers Analyst Highlights Elite Aaron Rodgers Stat