The Aaron Rodgers era is officially over for the Green Bay Packers, and the reign of Jordan Love has begun.
There has been widespread speculation that the Packers could struggle in Love’s first year as the starter, experiencing organizational growing pains.
Despite this belief, it appears that the Packers will still have five primetime games, per Matt Schneidman, via Dov Kieiman.
The #Packers get 5 prime time games despite trading away Aaron Rodgers to the #Jets
The NFL must believe Jordan Love is going to be the real deal.
— Dov Kleiman (@NFL_DovKleiman) May 11, 2023
As Kleiman also indicates, the Packers will kick off their season against the Chicago Bears, one of the most storied rivalries in NFL history.
Love will get an opportunity to start against fellow youngster Justin Fields, who is also trying to make a name for himself in the league.
The NFC North has been dominated by both the Packers and Minnesota Vikings over the past several years, but the Bears could sneak in at the top spot, given their newest additions.
Regardless of who will be atop the North, it appears that the NFL is convinced that Love will be a hit in Green Bay, as Kleiman indicates above.
The Packers’ primetime games will be against the Detroit Lions, Las Vegas Raiders, Kansas City Chiefs, New York Giants, and Vikings.
Will Love be able to live up to the hype, proving that he and the Packers belong in these high-caliber games?
For comparison, with Rodgers at the helm, the Packers also had five games during primetime in 2022.NEXT: Jordan Love Makes A Clear Statement About His Improvement