Jordan Love and the Green Bay Packers are currently coming off of what was a wildly successful 2023-24 NFL season for the franchise, which saw the team blow away expectations by not only making the playoffs, but winning a game (and nearly another) when they got there. Love showed tremendous growth throughout the season in his first year at the helm after the Packers traded away Aaron Rodgers, and there aren't many franchises who have more reason for future optimism than Green Bay.

Another key piece of the Packers' offense is none other than star wide receiver Christian Watson, who struggled with injuries at times during the 2023-24 season but is still one of the best playmakers in the game when he's on the field.

Of course, the Packers are now taking part in some offseason practices, and so far, it seems that Watson is loving what he's seen from Jordan Love.

“Honestly, it’s hard to really say (he’s the same),” said Waston, per Jason Wilde of WiscNews. “I think he had a lot of confidence and a lot of poise starting out last year. (But) I think that we’re just seeing another level to him, still. I think his confidence is even greater. His poise is even greater. He’s leading this football team exactly the way that he should. I’m excited to see how he keeps on growing.”

Head coach Matt LeFleur echoed a similar sentiment about his young star quarterback.

“You feel the confidence from him, the way he projects himself in front of the team,” said LeFleur. “You expect guys to continue to push and get better and better and better. The command that he has of the offense (is evident). I know the guys, they all respect the hell out of him, just in terms of who he is as a man and the work he puts in.”

A bright future

Green Bay Packers quarterback Jordan Love (10) leaves the field after losing to the San Francisco 49ers during their NFC divisional playoff football game Saturday, January 20, 2024, at Levi's Stadium in Santa Clara, California.

As previously mentioned, the Packers were not expected to do a whole lot of anything coming into the 2023-24 NFL season, fresh off of the trade of Aaron Rodgers to the New York Jets. While the team was a bit up and down to start the year, Love continued to stay the course and put things together, and the team was ultimately able to use a late surge to barge into the NFL playoffs, setting up a matchup with the Dallas Cowboys in the Wild Card round.

Not only were the Packers able to upset the Cowboys, but they did so in blowout fashion, with Love looking like one of the most talented quarterbacks in the league in his evisceration of the Dallas defense. In the next round, the team would stay ultra competitive with the eventual NFC champion San Francisco 49ers, but Love did make a couple of crucial errors down the stretch of that one en route to the loss.

Still, that doesn't take away from what was overall a wildly successful season for the Packers, one that they hope translates into even more success in the 2024-25 campaign.