5 things the Packers must do to win with Jordan Love
The Jordan Love era is underway for the Green Bay Packers. He will take over as the Packers’ starting quarterback in 2023.
Green Bay can now begin to think long-term. No longer is this a team in win-now mode, but rather one that can build over the next couple of seasons.
What five things must the Packers do to build a strong roster around Jordan Love?
5. Have patience
Even if Jordan Love becomes the Packers’ third straight Hall-of-Fame quarterback, it won’t happen immediately.
It’s important to have patience. The 2023 season will give Green Bay a great opportunity to evaluate Love, but he needs time to gain regular-season experience.
“We were talking earlier a little bit about the length of time it really takes a quarterback to go from playing well to winning in this league,” said Packers GM Brian Gutekunst at the NFL Scouting Combine in February.
And Gutekunst is right.
The Packers went 6-10 in Aaron Rodgers’ first season as a starter. Peyton Manning went 3-13 in his first season. Not every quarterback starts their career like Patrick Mahomes, who was named NFL MVP in his first season as a starter.
Patience is required for Love. He will make mistakes in year one as a starter. But it’s by gaining this experience in real games that he can become a better player.