Packers insider makes depressing prediction for 2023 season

Packers fans may have to prepare for a 'long year.'

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The Green Bay Packers enter the unknown this season.

They have a first-year starting quarterback, two rookie tight ends, and an inexperienced receiving corps.

Can the Packers remain competitive in the NFC North? Is Jordan Love the Packers' long-term answer at quarterback? Will Green Bay end up with a top-five draft pick? Nobody knows.

For once, the Packers aren't in the Super Bowl conversation, but nobody can confidently predict where they will end up this season.

Until real snaps are played in September, we don't know. However, reporters are beginning to get an indication of this team's direction at training camp. And it isn't all great news.

Packers insider believes 'long year' could be ahead

ESPN's Rob Demovsky recently spoke to Ryan Smith on Get Up, providing insight into the Packers' training camp.

While Demovsky did note that Jordan Love has had some good practices, he believes it could be a "long year" for the Packers.

"We've seen Jordan Love have one really good day, maybe the best day that we've seen in the four years that he's been here. He's had one sort of decent day, and the rest? Well, you walk off the practice field thinking this might be a really, really long year," said Demovsky.

It's not all that surprising, and it doesn't necessarily mean Love can't become an excellent starter.

The Packers have experience at running back and along the offensive line, but elsewhere, it's a completely new-look offense. Green Bay has several first-year starters, including Love, wide receiver Jayden Reed, and tight ends Luke Musgrave and Tucker Kraft.

Green Bay's most experienced wide receivers are Christian Watson and Romeo Doubs, and they are entering year two.

Their inexperience will lead to mistakes and possibly inconsistent play. And that could make it a long season for the Packers.

The win-loss column isn't the be-all, end-all for Green Bay this season, just as the team's 6-10 finish in Aaron Rodgers' first year as a starter didn't matter. This Packers team needs to prove it has potential while making progress throughout the season.

The Packers want to see Love show he's the long-term answer at QB. That Musgrave can become a difference-maker. That this young receiving corps can reach its potential.

Achieve those things, and it can be considered a successful season for the Packers. But a long year could lie ahead.

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