The offseason felt like an eternity, but here we are. Jordan Love begins life as the new Green Bay Packers quarterback with a trip to Soldier Field against the Chicago Bears. Can the Packers make the perfect start to the Love era?
Love will have to get the job done without his top wide receiver, Christian Watson, who was ruled out on Friday. Watson is dealing with a hamstring injury. Hopefully, he will return for the Packers' matchup with the Atlanta Falcons next week.
It's also a new era for the Bears. They turned the No. 1 overall draft pick into a boatload of selections and star wide receiver DJ Moore while also spending big in free agency. They believe they are ready to contend in the NFC North.
Packers vs. Bears inactives list Week 1: Romeo Doubs will play
Below is the full list of inactives for the Packers and Bears in Week 1. The only player ruled out ahead of time was Christian Watson.
Packers wide receiver Romeo Doubs was questionable, but he is active for this game, which is great news for the Packers ofense.
- WR Christian Watson
- RB Emanuel Wilson
- S Anthony Johnson Jr.
- S Zayne Anderson
- LB Brenton Cox Jr.
- T Caleb Jones
- G Sean Rhyan
- WR Velus Jones Jr.
- WR Equanimeous St. Brown
- DL Khalid Kareem
- QB Tyson Bagent
- DB Quindell Johnson
- TE Stephen Carlson
Can the Packers kick off the Jordan Love era with victory over their oldest rivals? Matt LaFleur has won all eight games against the Bears during his four seasons as head coach. He won't have Aaron Rodgers leading the offense this time, but LaFleur's Packers are talented enough to get the job done in Week 1.
How much will Green Bay miss Christian Watson? Other pass-catchers, like rookies Jayden Reed and Luke Musgrave, will need to step up in their NFL debuts.