Packers: NFC North quarterback power rankings entering free agency

Green Bay Packers, Aaron Rodgers, Jordan Love (Photo by Rey Del Rio/Getty Images)
Green Bay Packers, Aaron Rodgers, Jordan Love (Photo by Rey Del Rio/Getty Images) /

The Green Bay Packers have had the best quarterback situation in the NFC North for decades.

Entering the 2023 offseason, is this still true, or have the other teams caught up?

At this stage, we don’t even know with certainty who will start at quarterback for a few teams in the NFC North.

1. Green Bay Packers

At the time of writing, Aaron Rodgers hasn’t made a decision on his future. So while he is under contract, the Packers remain on top of these power rankings.

Rodgers didn’t have his best season in 2022, but the four-time MVP played through a thumb injury and had to adjust to a new receiving corps.

But Rodgers is still an excellent player.

The Packers also have former first-round pick Jordan Love as the backup, ensuring Green Bay has the best QB room in the division.

2. Chicago Bears

If you were building a team for the future and could take any starting quarterback from the NFC North, Justin Fields would be a great choice.

Fields threw for 2,242 yards, 17 touchdowns, and 11 interceptions this season, despite not having much receiving talent around him. He was dominant on the ground, rushing for 1,143 yards and eight touchdowns.

The Chicago Bears need to get Fields more help at wide receiver and tight end.

3. Detroit Lions

Will the Detroit Lions draft a quarterback this spring?

Jared Goff’s performance in 2022 may give them reason not to. He threw for 4,438 yards, 29 touchdowns, and only seven interceptions this season.

A smart move would be to draft a quarterback and have them sit for a year behind Goff. But for the Lions to become serious contenders, they likely need to find their long-term QB.

4. Minnesota Vikings

It’s a little unfair to have the Minnesota Vikings at the bottom of the rankings, as Kirk Cousins is coming off another solid season.

Cousins threw for 4,547 yards and 29 touchdowns, but he did have a career-high 14 interceptions. Cousins helped the Vikings win some close games, but can the Vikings win a Super Bowl with him?