The Green Bay Packers’ 2023 season has been an eventful one late. The team is in the midst of a four-game losing streak and the offense has largely struggled this year.
General manager Brian Gutekunst appears to be in no rush to decide whether quarterback Jordan Love moves forward. Gutekunst pointed out that issues with the offense as a whole make it much more difficult to evaluate Love’s first full season as a starting quarterback.
The Packers’ total offense ranks 25th through the first eight weeks of the season. The offense has failed to find its way into the end zone in the first half for five straight games. Green Bay is currently 2-5 and in third place in the NFC North division.
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“When the group as a whole is not functioning the way it should be functioning, then it’s difficult to evaluate anyone,” Gutekunst said Wednesday. “At the same time, it’s on us to get it right so we can move forward and evaluate the guys we have in this room.”
Love sat behind four-time NFL MVP Aaron Rodgers for a few years after the Packers selected him in the first round of the 2020 draft. He was named the starter shortly after Rodgers was traded to the New York Jets. York.
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However, Gutekunst suggested the remaining 10 games of the season could determine whether Love will be considered a long-term solution at quarterback.
“It’s going to be 10 very important games and I think he’s done a lot of really good things,” Gutekunst said. “I really like the way he’s responded to adversity, the way he’s led the team. Again, we have to be better as a unit, and I expect that to be produce over the next 10 games.”
Love’s contract runs through next season.
The team could certainly choose to bring Love back next season or use a draft pick on another quarterback they believe has potential.
At first, it seemed like Love and the Packers were poised for a good season. The old
The Utah State star has thrown six touchdown passes with no interceptions in the first two games of the season.
He then led a fourth-quarter comeback in which the Packers scored 18 straight points in the final 11 minutes of an 18–17 victory over the New Orleans Saints.
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He’s faded ever since, throwing a total of seven interceptions and four touchdown passes during the Packers’ four-game skid. The entire offense struggled, showing its inexperience.
“That’s kind of the makeup of our team right now,” Love said. “We have a lot of young people, and that’s our plan, to be able to build this thing and move in the right direction. We all knew it was going to take time. It wasn’t going to be perfect from the start. “Obviously, At this point, it’s still a work in progress. We work and build this every day, trying to improve as a unit and as a group. Yes, it’s a little slower to start than expected. “
The Associated Press contributed to this report.