2. Jordan Love
The 2023 season was an obvious opportunity for Jordan Love to seize the QB1 role in Green Bay after the fiasco that has been the last three-plus years. The Packers became the subject of a ton of scrutiny from the outside after they traded up to acquire Love in the 2020 NFL Draft, effectively alienating franchise legend Aaron Rodgers and making themselves this bed they're laying in here in 2023.
Obviously, when you've had decades of elite quarterback play, it's hard to go through some growing pains. The Packers definitely had those early on in the season with Jordan Love, although there were undoubtedly flashes of brilliance as well. But there was a low point in the 2023 season where it felt like perhaps the Packers would tank out, finish with one of the five worst records in the league, and maybe reset at the QB position.
But I think Jordan Love has really entrenched and established himself as "the guy" beyond this season. In four of the last five games, Love has completed at least 67.5 percent of his passes or better, including a game against the Rams where he completed 76.9 percent of his throws. In the last three games, Love has been outstanding with eight passing touchdowns and no interceptions.
He's obviously a big reason why the Packers are back in the thick of things in the NFC North and NFC Wild Card race, and I think any conversations about him being replaced after the season can end.