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Jordan Love’s surprising take on the Packers’ lack of No. 1 WR

The Green Bay Packers don’t have a clear first option at wide receiver, and the team’s quarterback is fine with that. Packers sharpshooter Jordan Love isn’t concerned about this issue at all.

“I don’t think you have to have a No. 1 receiver,” Love said, according to the team. “I think it works well if you can spread the ball around and you have different guys making different plays and you can put them in different areas.

“I think it puts a lot more pressure on the defense and the calls they can get, so I think it helps us in the long run not to have a No. 1 guy, a real No. 1 guy, but I think that anyone those guys can be the one on any day.

Green Bay hopes to build on the 2023 season, which saw the team make the playoffs in the first year without Aaron Rodgers under center. The Packers lost to the San Francisco 49ers in the NFC Playoffs. Rodgers famously left the team for the New York Jets, where he was out for the season with an injury during his first offensive drive.

The Packers offense heading into the 2024 season

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Green Bay made waves during the 2023 season with Love under center. While many thought the team wouldn’t fare well without Aaron Rodgers, Love proved the critics wrong. The young quarterback helped the team win its first career playoff game, defeating the Dallas Cowboys in the Wild Card round. Green Bay made the playoffs after winning the last three games of the regular season.

Love put up some pretty good numbers in his first full season as a starter in the NFL. He finished the year with 4,159 passing yards and 32 touchdowns. He also threw 11 interceptions. The quarterback used a player committee to catch passes. His leading receiver in 2023 was Jayden Reed, who finished the season with 793 yards receiving. In 2023, a total of 16 players recorded receptions, including multiple receivers, tight ends and running backs.

Of course, it seems that this will also be the case again in 2024. Love’s words indicate that he will again use a committee of objectives this season. Packers fans probably don’t care who leads the team in receptions and touchdowns as long as the team wins. The Packers have one of the most passionate fans in the league. The team hasn’t won a Super Bowl since the 2010 season and Green Bay fans would love another title. It would be even better if the team won one the season before Green Bay hosts the NFL Draft. The 2025 event will take place in Wisconsin.

The Packers will soon learn a lot about their receiving corps for next season. Packers minicamp begins June 11. Green Bay fans are certainly excited to see what happens with their team next year.