Packers fall to 19th in power rankings with Aaron Rodgers gone

Green Bay Packers, Aaron Rodgers (Photo by Patrick McDermott/Getty Images)
Green Bay Packers, Aaron Rodgers (Photo by Patrick McDermott/Getty Images) /

Soon, the Green Bay Packers will trade Aaron Rodgers to the New York Jets, with Jordan Love taking over as the new starting quarterback.

Yes, it’s exciting, but there is also a lot of uncertainty for this team moving forward. Can the Packers compete with Jordan Love? Is he ready to be the next QB1 in Green Bay?

Until he gets an opportunity, we simply don’t know for sure.

It’s no surprise, then, to see the Packers fall to 19th in the latest power rankings by Dan Hanzus.

“Green Bay is about to enter the great unknown, a reality that should be met with both trepidation and excitement,” wrote Hanzus.

And he’s not wrong.

Fans should be excited about Jordan Love. He looked great against the Philadelphia Eagles. There has been nothing but praise from teammates and coaches over the past year.

Love has had three years to develop, while getting to learn from one of the greatest quarterbacks of all time in Aaron Rodgers. And Rodgers won two MVP awards while Love was in Green Bay.

He couldn’t have been placed in a better situation to learn and prepare for his time to take over as QB1.

But does that mean Love will become the next great quarterback in Green Bay? Maybe, but it’s far from a guarantee. Until we see the 2023 Green Bay Packers play, nobody knows how good they will be.

Could the Packers make the playoffs? Absolutely. Could they end up with a top-five pick? No doubt.

Nobody knows. And that’s why we are entering a fascinating season with the Jordan Love era beginning. It’s also why it’s so difficult to know where to put the Packers in the power rankings.