2. Green Bay Packers
Aaron Rodgers has been one of the best quarterbacks in the NFL since the Green Bay Packers drafted him in 2005. However, they knew that they would eventually need to replace him, so they used a first-round pick in the 2020 draft on Jordan Love. Leaving aside the addition of Love to the quarterbacks room, the Packers grew wary of Rodgers and traded him to the New York Jets last year.
Love didn't get much playing time behind Rodgers, so he was a bit of an unproven commodity heading into 2023. However, Green Bay was confident he could develop into a franchise quarterback so they gave him a one-year contract extension last offseason.
The former Utah State Aggie rewarded the team's trust by completing 64.2 percent of his passes for 2,415 yards with 32 touchdowns and 11 interceptions in his first season as the starter. He cemented his place as the Packers' long-term answer at quarterback with a highly efficient performance against the Dallas Cowboys in the playoffs. Having said that, Love isn't the only playmaker on the Green Bay roster.
Aaron Jones is one of the best running backs in the league, while tight end Luke Musgrave proved as a rookie that he's a keeper. Add the dynamic duo of Jayden Green and Romeo Dubbs at wide receiver, and Green Bay has lots of playmakers on offense. Their defense is also stacked with talent: Cornerback Jaire Alexander, bookend pass rushers Rashan Gary, and Preston Smith, and defensive end Davonte Wyatt, are a big reason the Packers haven't missed a beat without Aaron Rodgers.