Could the Green Bay Packers change at quarterback really be a reason for optimism?
It is, according to Kristopher Knox of Bleacher Report. Knox believes that the Packers finally turning the page from Aaron Rodgers to Jordan Love is a reason why fans should be excited.
On the surface this proposition does seem a bit preposterous. Going from a future Hall of Fame quarterback to an unknown commodity at the most important position in sports is not exactly an enviable scenario for any NFL fanbase.
However, Knox was quick to point out the age of Rodgers (39) and the fact 2022 was not exactly one of his better campaigns. Even though these are valid reasons why moving on from the aging signal caller is a positive, having what is essentially a 24-year-old rookie quarterback is far from a settling situation.
Packers have built talented young offense around Jordan Love
Green Bay's efforts to have a young talented core of players at the skill positions is complimented, which includes potential breakout candidate Romeo Doubs. This is in addition to having Christian Watson, Aaron Jones, A.J. Dillon, Jayden Reed, Tucker Kraft, and Luke Musgrave at Love's disposal.
Jones and Dillon are obvious players to lean on as they could look to ease Love into being a full-time starter. The offense of Matt LaFleur does come from a world where that can make the job of a quarterback significantly easier and make lesser quarterbacks look much better than what they truly are.
The decision makers in Green Bay believe they have done a good enough job of surrounding Love with adequate weapons and installing a system that can get the most out of what they have. It is going to come down to whether or not Love can execute what is asked of him and if the young players at the skill positions can help usher in this new era of Packers football.
It may take some time, but the Packers appear to be in a much better situation than other teams who have attempted to stay relevant after moving on from a quarterback the caliber of Rodgers.