There are plenty of aspects of Jordan Love, both as a player and person, that makes him a great option to become the next starting quarterback for the Green Bay Packers. But what is true for all professional athletes holds true here for Love – he needs a supporting cast to help him be successful.
It is no secret that there are plenty of areas in the offense that the front office has failed to upgrade over the years – with wide receiver being one of them. As the Aaron Rodgers era ends without a first-round WR added to this team in any capacity, this team will need to rely on other young wideouts to help get Love acclimated.
Best Weapon for Jordan Love
The most essential weapon for Love as he enters the starting role? Easily Christian Watson, the second-year speedster from North Dakota State.
Even in a limited fashion last season, it was quite obvious who Love set his focus to on passing plays, looking Watson’s way most often. Granted, Love only had very few opportunities this past year to see substantial playing time, but when he did, he made sure to keep Watson involved.
In Green Bay’s Week 12 road loss to the Philadelphia Eagles, Love was tasked with coming into the fourth quarter after Rodgers was lost to an injury. Facing a tough deficit to overcome, Love was cool, calm, and collected in relief, which included the infamous long TD connection he and Watson got together on.
Packers rookie Christian Watson has quickly become one of the most dynamic young playmakers in the NFL. Just out runs the Eagles D for a 63-yard TD.— Seven Rounds in Heaven (@7RoundsInHeaven) November 28, 2022
The North Dakota State product leads all rookies with 6 receiving TDs this season and they’ve all come in his last three games. pic.twitter.com/WT9lRBsUcX
With Allen Lazard and Robert Tonyan both out of the picture and the potential of Randall Cobb and Marcedes Lewis also leaving, Love will need to continue to expand his strong connection with the young group of WRs currently on this roster. While Love has shown a rapport with Watson up to this point, it is imperative that both players grow into their new roles for 2023 and beyond.
Love and Watson are the future of this offense, and if they are able to hit the ground running for their relationship, this team won’t struggle as much as people may think. But on the flip side, if Love and Watson fail to produce numbers that a QB-WR1 pairing should produce, then even more questions will arise for where this offense is going.뿓뿓뿓
Mike Johrendt has been an avid fan of the Packers ever since he can remember. He is now a writer at PackersTalk and you can follow him on Twitter at @MJohrendt23
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