A resounding congratulations to the 2023 Green Bay Packers!
Just fresh off a heartbreakingly close divisional playoff loss to the number one seeded, San Francisco 49ers, springs the realization of the tremendous accomplishment of the 2023 edition of the Green Bay packers and all the optimism that goes with that for 2024 and beyond.
The Packers sported the youngest average roster in the NFL in 30 years. They had the youngest playoff roster to enter the postseason in 50 years. The roster was robustly represented by rookies and second year players. They did not have a pass catcher on offense that had more than one year of experience in the NFL to start the 2023 season.
This team had a first year starting quarterback in Jordan love, completely unproven with skepticism and criticism abounding throughout the NFL. Although well-coached and doggedly determined, the team stumbled to a record of two and five, and then three and six before coming alive with a tremendous stretch run that put them into the playoffs and resulted in them completely dominating the Dallas Cowboys on the road in the wild card round, a team that hadn’t lost at home in 16 games.
In that game, his first ever playoff start, Jordan Love posted an almost perfect quarterback rating against one of the best defenses in the NFL.
Love is poised to potentially become one of the best quarterbacks in the league, and at age 25, the future looks long and bright. Could the Green Bay packers have found their 3rd straight Hall of Fame quarterback? Time will tell, but we have a very promising start.
Packers’ fans have much to be thankful for and much to look ahead to. Congratulations to that loyal fan base and to their burgeoning championship-caliber team. The road ahead looks very exciting indeed.