During the offseason, there were a lot of people who wrote the Green Bay Packers off after they agreed to trade Aaron Rodgers to the New York Jets. They didn’t have confidence in Jordan Love being able to step into the lineup and help the team win games.
That tune began to change in training camp, as Love played at a high level in joint practices and preseason games. That momentum was carried into the regular season as the Packers dismantled the Chicago Bears in Week 1.
Green Bay went into Soldier Field and won 38-20, setting the tone for the 2023 campaign. That was a big win as the Packers have struggled in Week 1 the last few seasons and they picked up a road win against a divisional rival.
Love was shaky at times with his accuracy, completing 15-of-27 pass attempts, but he still managed to throw for 245 yards and three touchdowns without a turnover. When the Packers needed him most to make a play he delivered, going 8-of-10 on third and fourth down for 142 yards and two touchdowns.
While there is still a ton of season left to be played, people who doubted Love already have some pie on their faces. He looks more than capable of handling the starting role and if Week 1 is an indication of things to come, there is going to be a lot of winning done by the Packers this season.
The team is set to head on the road again in Week 2 to face the Atlanta Falcons. An NFL scout who spoke to NFL Analysis Network doesn’t believe Love will replicate the production he had in Week 1. Instead, the scout believes he will surpass it with another monster performance.
“I don’t think he’s going to slow down at all this week. In fact, I think he throws another three touchdowns and over 300 yards.”
The Falcons revamped their secondary in the offseason and looked good in Week 1 against the Carolina Panthers, winning 24-10. But, that performance came against rookie Bryce Young, the No. 1 pick in the 2023 NFL Draft.
While Love had only a little more NFL playing experience than Young did, he is entering Year 4 of his career. That experience will present a stiffer test to the Falcons, whom the scout believes the Packers’ starter will pick apart all afternoon.