A new era of Green Bay Packers football will begin in 2023, with the team recently trading superstar quarterback Aaron Rodgers to the New York Jets after nearly two decades with the storied NFL franchise.
With the team moving on from Rodgers, the Packers will turn to Jordan Love to be the team’s leader under center, and the 24-year-old is already getting some praise from head coach Matt LaFleur.
Obviously, Love has some massive shoes to fill, and the team won’t expect him to be a success right out of the gate like Rodgers was when he took over for Hall of Famer Brett Favre.
LaFleur gives a lot of credit to quarterbacks coach Tom Clements for the strides he’s seen Love make via Brenna White of NFL.com.
“Just watching him last year. I think Jordan’s made some huge strides,” LeFleur told reporters Saturday. “I really do and I think a lot of it is a credit to Tom, and just, he knows how to train these guys. He knows how to drill them and he’s very, very consistent. He doesn’t sugarcoat anything. He just is matter of fact and I think there’s no doubt.”
After years of dominance in the NFC, the Packers will be viewed as a team going through a rebuilding process in 2023, with all eyes on Love and whether the young quarterback can be the leader of this team for the foreseeable future.
Clearly, Love has LaFleur’s support moving forward, but it will be interesting to see how the Utah State product deals with the pressure next season in a city not familiar with losing or failing to live up to expectations.
Fortunately for Love, he’ll likely have at least two seasons as a starter to prove his worth to LaFleur and company in Green Bay, which is a fair amount of time in the NFL for a promising young player to show he’s the real deal.NEXT: NFL Insider Details The Unique Jordan Love Extension