Life without Aaron Rodgers has proven to be pretty good for the Green Bay Packers so far. They’re still a playoff contender in the NFC and should make some noise in 2024 after making some notable moves this offseason. One of the new faces is Josh Jacobs, a two-time Pro Bowler the Packers hope will be an upgrade over Aaron Jones.

Green Bay is eager to further solidify the ground game around Jordan Love, though the young quarterback will have to wait a little bit to get reps in with his new backfield mate. Jacobs was limited in the Packers' practice on Tuesday due to a lingering hamstring injury, according to Ryan Wood of the Green Bay Press-Gazette. Head coach Matt LaFleur offered an optimistic outlook on his eventual return.

“I know everybody is going to freak out but he’s on the mend. We expect him back pretty shortly,” LaFluer said, via the Green Bay Press-Gazette.

Jacobs was able to do some running off to the side, Wood noted, as he starts to prepare for his first season with the Packers.

Packers' Josh Jacobs dealing with hamstring injury

Jacobs signed a four-year, $48 million deal with the Packers in free agency after five years with the Oakland/Las Vegas Raiders. The 26-year-old is just two seasons removed from a campaign that featured an NFL-leading 2,053 yards from scrimmage.

Love showed in his first season as a starter that the Packers' rebuild is not going to be a slow, ugly lurch toward winning. They had the 10th-best point differential in the regular season and delighted fans everywhere with their rout over the Dallas Cowboys in the Wild Card Round of the playoffs. Losing the next round to the San Francisco 49ers in a close contest leaves Green Bay with something more to strive for.

The Packers still have AJ Dillon to pair with Jacobs along with rookie MarShawn Lloyd, a USC product who they drafted with the 88th overall pick in last month’s draft. With Love leading the passing game, Green Bay could be a top-tier offense in 2024.

After making splashes in free agency with Jacobs and safety Xavier McKinney and fortifying depth in the draft with offensive lineman Jordan Morgan, linebacker Edgerrin Cooper, safety Javon Bullard, the aforementioned Lloyd and linebacker Ty'ron Hopper in the first three rounds of the draft, the Packers are aiming to stay in the playoff picture this season.