The NFC could see quite a bit of quarterback movement this offseason. What will the starting QBs look like in the conference when the 2023 season starts? I love the offseason because of what all can happen and the drama that can ensue.
The last few offseasons have been incredibly aggressive as teams have been more willing to part with their draft capital to acquire immediate impact players.
That trend should not change with the quarterback position. What will the starting quarterbacks in the NFC look like for 2023?
Predicting the NFC starting QBs for the 2023 season – NFC North
Detroit Lions – Jared Goff
The Detroit Lions have two first round picks and could be in a position to take a quarterback if they wanted to, but I don’t think they should overthink this. Their offense was efficient and Jared Goff played some of the best football of his career.
Fix the defense, and go from there.
Green Bay Packers – Jordan Love
I think the Packers end up trading Aaron Rodgers and hand the reigns over to Jordan Love. It’s unknown whether Love can play, but teams don’t spend a first round pick on a quarterback and not play them.
Love will get a shot, and I think it’s in 2023.
Minnesota Vikings – Kirk Cousins
Kirk Cousins will be 35 in 2023 and will likely not be the starter for the Vikings beyond the next year or so. He’s good, but not good enough, and the Vikings have not done much in Cousins’ tenure.
He’s also a low ceiling pocket quarterback, so the writing is on the wall.
Chicago Bears – Justin Fields
He took a massive leap in year two and I think GM Ryan Poles will be fair to Fields and try to surround him with competent players to see if he can progress further.