3 dream scenarios for Green Bay Packers in 2023 season

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The 2023 season is the dawn of a new era for the Green Bay Packers.

For the second time in 15 years the team has traded a future Hall of Fame quarterback to the New York Jets, and they are looking for their good fortunes to continue at the most important position in sports, a streak which dates back to the mid-90s.

As the Packers take that first step into unknown waters (again), there are three dream scenarios for this upcoming season that would result in what can only be considered a good season.

1. Jordan Love plays well

This is not just a single point, but many wrapped together as part of a greater franchise-altering scenario.

Jordan Love showing that he is an NFL starting quarterback and playing well would justify a couple of decisions by the Packers in recent years. The decision to draft Love in the first round of the 2020 NFL Draft and deciding to put Aaron Rodgers in a similar situation as his predecessor.

Rodgers was not exactly thrilled with how things developed and even reportedly wanted the team to fire general manager Brian Gutekunst. All of this goes away if Love plays well, becoming a distant memory of yesteryear and maybe becomes a lesson for any future succession decisions down the road.

2. Matt LaFleur proves he can win without Aaron Rodgers

In his four years as head coach of the Green Bay Packers, Matt LaFleur has been without Aaron Rodgers for exactly one game. A game which saw Jordan Love go 19-34 for 190 yards with one touchdown and one interception in a 13-7 loss to the Kansas City Chiefs.

The good news is that LaFleur was able to go 47-18 with Rodgers at the helm, but the relative uncertainty of what they have in Love could see that pristine winning percentage drop relatively quickly. If LaFleur is able to win without Rodgers it would bode well for the future of the Packers. If not, things could become unsettled rather quickly.

3. The Packers win the division

There may not be a better division in football to be in than the NFC North when going from future Hall of Fame quarterback play to unknown commodity. Looking around the division, there is not exactly an obvious powerhouse team that should be the easy pick to win the North, as that used to be Green Bay.

Minnesota has jettisoned several key players as they are an obvious team in transition. Chicago is waiting for Justin Fields to take a leap in development that may not come. And as far as Detroit is concerned, are they for real?

The Lions have been down this path many times before only to come up short in rather predictable fashion. Is this the time that Detroit finally claims the NFC North or can the Packers, finding themselves truly overlooked for the first time in forever, take back their rightful place atop the division?

All it takes is a few bounces to go the Packers way for them to be back where they belong.

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