10 Takeaways from the 2023 NFL Practice Season: Packers’ Jordan Love Shines, Steelers Offense Set to Impress

After a few weeks of warm-up games, the 2023 practice season has wrapped up. Now, we’re gearing up for the NFL’s main matches to kick off. But before we get into that, what did we learn from our first peek at all the teams this year?

Here are 10 key things we discovered during the 2023 practice season:

  1. The NFC East is set for excitement The defending champion Eagles have a strong team lineup. The Cowboys have also bolstered their team, especially with Trey Lance ready to step in for Dak Prescott if needed. Both Daniel Jones for the Giants and Sam Howell for the Commanders seem more assured. A lot depends on how well Darren Waller plays and whether Eric Bieniemy has faith in Howell’s consistency. One thing’s sure: it’s going to be entertaining!

  2. Concerns over the Dolphins’ players’ fitness Jalen Ramsey’s severe knee injury during practice raised initial alarms. Following that, a series of players have faced health issues, with the notable exception of quarterback Tua Tagovailoa. Despite their promising lineup, the Dolphins seem to be a risky choice due to potential health issues.

  3. The Chiefs’ wide receivers are up to the task Even after losing top player Tyreek Hill in 2022, the team’s younger players, like Skyy Moore, Rashee Rice, and Ihmir Smith-Marsette, have shown they can make big plays. Andy Reid’s strategy seems to be working well with the wide receivers.

  4. Bryce Young could use some extra support The young Panthers’ player shows promise and maturity. However, Carolina’s team seems to be lacking in giving him the support he needs to shine, particularly in terms of protection.

  5. Steelers’ offense is gearing up for a great season The team seems to be back in form, with Kenny Pickett showing strong leadership. With players like George Pickens and Jaylen Warren showing great form, the team has everything it needs to challenge other teams in the AFC North.

  6. Anthony Richardson shows promise but needs polishing The Colts’ rookie has displayed both his strengths and areas that need improvement. His athletic abilities are impressive, but he needs to refine his skills for consistency.

  7. Raiders may have found their next main quarterback Aidan O’Connell, the rookie from Purdue, has been remarkable during the practice season, showing promise as a potential key player for the team.

  8. Derrick Henry is set to make records again Given the team’s strategy and Henry’s impressive skills, it seems likely he’ll be a key player for the Titans.

  9. Rams may face challenges this season Despite having strong players like Matthew Stafford and Cooper Kupp, the team has had its share of challenges, raising concerns about their performance in the main season.

  10. Jordan Love is proving to be a reliable player Filling in for Aaron Rodgers’ big shoes is no small feat, but Love’s performance during the practice games has been commendable. He has not only shown strength but also a nuanced skill, particularly in targeting.