Analyst Predicts Doom for Packers

Nov 27, 2022; Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA; Green Bay Packers quarterback Jordan Love (10) against the Philadelphia Eagles at Lincoln Financial Field. Mandatory Credit: Eric Hartline-USA TODAY Sports.

For now, the 2023 Green Bay Packers are slated to finish last in the NFC North behind [in order] the Detroit Lions, Minnesota Vikings, and Chicago Bears.

The world is upside down. Analyst Predicts Doom for Packers

And that’s because the Packers 31-season-long streak of guaranteed Hall of Fame quarterback play could end. Aaron Rodgers was traded to the New York Jets this offseason while the franchise pivoted to Jordan Love, a 1st-Rounder chosen by Green Bay in the 2020 NFL Draft.

Dec 25, 2022; Miami Gardens, Florida, USA; Green Bay Packers quarterback Jordan Love (10) warms up prior to the game against the Miami Dolphins at Hard Rock Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Jasen Vinlove-USA TODAY Sports.

Packers fans will watch anxiously as Love develops, hoping to continue the mind-boggling stretch of quarterback supremacy showcased in Wisconsin since the start of 1992. But not everyone is confident the ship will stay afloat for the Packers.’s Adam Schein authored bold predictions for the 2023 NFL season this week and forecasted Green Bay as the second-worst team in the sport. A where were you when moment, indeed.

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Oct 16, 2022; Green Bay, Wisconsin, USA; Green Bay Packers head coach Matt LaFleur reacts to a call during the fourth quarter against the New York Jets at Lambeau Field. Mandatory Credit: Jeff Hanisch-USA TODAY Sports.

He explained the Packers second-worst-in-the-league mark, “Imagine telling Packers fans a few years ago that Green Bay would trade Davante Adams and Aaron Rodgers in back-to-back offseasons. WOOF. This all-time talent drain will ultimately lead to a long 2023 in Titletown.”

“Packers coach Matt LaFleur is already preaching patience with Jordan Love. That underscores my worst fears about a quarterback who seemed like a reach as a first-round pick: At best, Love is green; at worst, he’s inept. Green Bay’s fragile offensive line sure doesn’t ease concerns, either. And Joe Barry’s defense took a step back in 2022,” Schein continued.

Green Bay Packers offensive tackle David Bakhtiari (69) walks off the field after defeating the New England Patriots 27-24 in overtime on Sunday, Oct. 2, 2022, at Lambeau Field in Green Bay, Wis. Samantha Madar/USA TODAY NETWORK-Wis.

Per sportsbooks, the Packers have +4000 odds to win the Super Bowl, a moneyline shared with the Vikings and Seattle Seahawks.

Schein concluded, “The 2022 Packers were eliminated from the postseason in the NFL’s regular-season finale. The 2023 Packers will be cooked in November.”

Nov 27, 2022; Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA; Green Bay Packers quarterback Jordan Love (10) walks out of the locker room before action against the Philadelphia Eagles at Lincoln Financial Field. Mandatory Credit: Bill Streicher-USA TODAY Sports.

Most of the Packers fate relies on Love maturing rapidly, as, for example, ESPN recently-released Football Power Index portrays Green Bay’s offense as the eighth-worst in the NFL. The mark is low because no one knows how proficient Love will be in his first year as a starter. The Packers are basically ‘running it back’ with Love instead of Rodgers, and folks like Schein are unenthused about the strategy.

Other bold predictions from Schein? Sam Darnold of the San Francisco 49ers will beat his old team, the Jets, in the Super Bowl. The Arizona Cardinals don’t win a single game. And Josh Allen, alas, wins the MVP award, among other predictions.

The 2023 NFL regular season kicks off in 98 days.

Dustin Baker is a political scientist who graduated from the University of Minnesota in 2007. Subscribe to his daily YouTube Channel, VikesNow. He hosts a podcast with Bryant McKinnie, which airs every Wednesday with Raun Sawh and Sal Spice. His Vikings obsession dates back to 1996. Listed guilty pleasures: Peanut Butter Ice Cream, ‘The Sopranos,’ Basset Hounds, and The Doors (the band).

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