With the 2023 NFL season almost here, there are plenty of Week 1 matchups that should be very entertaining to watch. One of those games will feature Jordan Love and the Green Bay Packers facing off against the division rival Chicago Bears and Justin Fields. The two teams hate each other and it’s one of the most storied rivalries in professional sports.
For Love, it will be his first start in the post-Aaron Rodgers era. He will be trying to fill huge shoes and the hype has been massive throughout preseason action. Love knows that the task of replacing a superstar like Rodgers isn’t easy and he has to simply do what he’s capable of and not force the issue.
Looking ahead to the matchup with the Bears, Love has one main goal in mind. He was happy to reveal that goal to the fans.
“Consistency. Just being consistent for myself and this offense as a whole,” Love said, via the team’s transcripts. “When we get the opportunity to make big plays, we’ve got to make them. It just comes down to consistency every day in practice, and it’s going to translate to the games.”
That quote is exactly what Packers fans should have been hoping to see. Love knows that consistency will be key to keeping the team competitive. He also isn’t coming in expecting to be Rodgers, he simply wants to develop consistency and grow off of that.
Since Rodgers was traded to the New York Jets, Love’s teammates have rallied around their new quarterback. Many believe that the team will remain competitive in the NFC. Matt LaFleur has always spoken glowingly about his young quarterback.
Love has not been able to see the field much throughout his first three NFL campaigns. He has played in 10 games, with most of those appearances being very limited playing time. In those games, he has completed 60.2 percent of his pass attempts for 606 yards, three touchdowns, and three interceptions.
During preseason action, Love put together good numbers. He threw for 193 yards, three touchdowns, and no interceptions.
Expect to see Jordan Love come out strong for the Packers in Week 1. He isn’t going to be Rodgers and no one should expect that. But, it will be fun to watch him grow and develop as the season moves forward.