Green Bay Packers’ president Mark Murphy has opted for a patient and cautious approach when it comes to evaluating Jordan Love’s performance as the team’s potential franchise quarterback. In a recent question-and-answer session on the Packers’ official team website, Murphy stated that it wouldn’t be fair to judge Love at this point, citing various factors contributing to the offense’s struggles, such as dropped passes, penalties, and mental errors.
Murphy initially suggested that it would likely take until the midway point of the 2023 season to assess Love’s standing as the team’s quarterback. With eight games played, effectively marking the halfway point, Murphy seems hesitant to provide a definitive judgment. He emphasized the need to wait until the end of the season for a clearer understanding of Love’s development.
Despite the challenges, Murphy expressed the organization’s ongoing faith in Love, acknowledging that young players often require time to find consistency. He conveyed excitement about witnessing Love’s continued development and performance.
Love experienced a promising start to the season, securing a 2-1 record in the first three games and leading the team to a comeback victory over the New Orleans Saints. During this period, he threw seven touchdowns and just one interception. However, the team’s performance dipped afterward, going 1-4 in the next five games, including a four-game losing streak that the Packers broke in Week 9. Love’s stats in these five contests include five touchdowns and seven interceptions.
In the recent game against the Los Angeles Rams, Love displayed a strong performance, completing 20 of 26 passes for 228 yards and a touchdown. Despite the positive showing, it appears that the Packers’ front office, led by Murphy, remains cautious and wants to see more from Love over the course of the season before making any definitive judgments about his future as the team’s quarterback.