The Green Bay Packers enter the 2023-24 season full of question marks including the quarterback position because for the first time in 18 years roughly they have to hand the reigns to a different quarterback under center. Jordan Love has some big shoes to fill because the last two to take snaps under center for the Packers are hall of famers and both have a super bowl victory.
Aside from that, they also have to replace Robert Tonyan who went to the rival Chicago Bears to reconnect with Luke Getsy and backup Cole Kmet. There are a lot of questions on this team but a lot of hope at the same time, so we will see how the Packers team shows up this year as head coach Matt Lafleur’s job may be on the line.
Long snapper Matt Orzech
Orzech signs with Green Bay after being with the Los Angeles Rams for the past two seasons. This probably is putting pressure on current starter Jack Coco, with his inconsistent play. This is not the only time the Packers tried to sign Orzech as when he was waived by the Titans, they tried to sign him but he signed with the Jaguars.
Safety Tavarius Moore
A replacement for Adrian Amos, Tavarius Moore gives the Packers a starting caliber safety after leaving San Francisco for four seasons. They are hoping his injury history does not carry over to his tenure with the Packers as he tore his Achilles in 2021.
Edge Lukas Van Ness
Van Ness redshirted as a true freshman at Iowa but the following year collected 33 tackles, seven sacks and eight and a half tackles for loss. He earned Freshmen All-American notice, second-team All-Big Ten, and had many statistic-leading categories. He will be a big need on defense for the Packers. Note that Van Ness did not start much in college.
TE Luke Musgrave
Started 15 games in 34 games over four seasons at Oregon State and recorded 47 receptions for 633 yards and two touchdowns. He was ranked as the second tight end in the Pac-12 and eighth nationally in yards per reception (YPR). He will fill a big hole for the Packers after losing Robert Tonyan.
QB Aaron Rodgers
The hall of famer departs Green Bay after getting traded to New York to play for the Jets, giving Rodgers a chance at another super bowl. He was a top-five quarterback still as he was playing for Green Bay and they will need to find another Brett Favre or Aaron Rodgers again for the first time in nearly 20 years.
TE Robert Tonyan
Tonyan leaves Green Bay for Chicago this summer as he reconnects with Chicago’s offensive coordinator Luke Getsy, the same coordinator that helped Tonyan reach a season-high 586 yards and 11 touchdowns in 2020. The Packers will have to hope Luke Musgrave is every bit of the Robert Tonyan.
DL Jarran Reed
Reed had one hell of a finish to end the season in 2022, as the whole defensive line improved as a group itself. It was more about earning more money with the Seattle Seahawks than he could with the Packers. He had a career-high 23 assisted tackles, 29 solo tackles (2nd-most in his career), 52 tackles total (career high), and 2.5 sacks.
WR Allan Lazard
Lazard was never going to return even if Rodgers did indeed stay in Green Bay. He was asking for 11 million a year and for the Packers, they could not afford it and would rather give the reigns to rookie sensation Christian Watson and his duo pair Romeo Doubs. It doesn’t make this hurt anymore though, Lazard was a guaranteed 900-1000 yards a season guy.
Projected Depth Chart
QB: Jordan Love, Sean Clifford, Alex McGough.
RB: Aaron Jones, A.J. Dillon, Patrick Taylor, Tyler Goodson, Emmanuel Wilson, Lew Nichols, Nate McCrary.
FB: Josiah Deguara, Henry Pearson.
WR: Christian Watson, Romeo Doubs, Jayden Reed, Dontayvion Wicks, Bo Melton, Samouri Toure, Malik Heath, Duece Watts, Grant DuBose, Cody Chrest, Dre Miller, Jadakis Bonds.
TE: Luke Musgrave, Tucker Kraft, Tyler Davis, Austin Allen.
LT: David Bakhtiari, Yosh Nijman, Caleb Jones, Kadeem Telfort.
LG: Elgton Jenkins, Sean Rhyan, Jean Delance.
C: Josh Myers, Jake Hanson, James Empey.
RG: Jon Runyan, Royce Newman, Cole Schneider.
RT: Zach Tom, Rasheed Walker, Luke Tenuta.
DT: T.J. Slaton, Jonathan Ford, Chris Slayton.
DE: Kenny Clark, Devonte Wyatt, Colby Wooden, Karl Brooks, Antonio Moultrie, Jason Lewan.
LB: Preston Smith, De’Vondre Campbell, Quay Walker, Rashan Gary, Lukas Van Ness, Isaiah McDuffie, Eric Wilson, Justin Hollins, Kingsley Enagbare, Tariq Carpenter, Jimmy Phillips Jr., Brenton Cox Jr., Arron Mosby, Keshawn Banks, Kenneth Odumegwu.
CB: Jaire Alexander, Rasul Douglas, Keisean Nixon, Eric Stokes, Carrington Valentine, Innis Gaines, Corey Ballentine, Kiondre Thomas, Shemar Jean-Charles, Tyrell Ford, William Hooper.
SS: Darnell Savage, Tavarius Moore, Anthony Johnson Jr.
FS: Rudy Ford, Jonathan Owens, Dallin Leavitt, Benny Sapp III.
PR: Keisean Nixon, Jayden Reed, Samori Toure.
KR: Keisean Nixon, Jayden Reed, Tyler Goodson.
P: Pat O’Donnell, Daniel Whelan.
K: Anders Carlson
The Green Bay Packers 2023-24 season looks like year one of the rebuild but they could surprise some folks, including themselves. They find themselves in year one of the Jordan Love Era with sophomore and rookie wide receivers and tight ends. They do have a veteran defense, a veteran offensive line, though. This team is well-coached and well-constructed, year-in and year out. Packers have a middle-of-the-pack strength of schedule so they will have to go out and perform and see what the outcome is really. Without Aaron Rodgers, Love will struggle to lure the Packers to come-back-from-behind wins like Rodgers did numerous times. The veteran offensive line and defense will be a big factor in these wins, and because of that I have the Green Bay Packers 2023-24 season record at 8-9 and missing the playoffs.
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