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Tuesday Cheese Curds: Youthful Packers will need development

Going young requires growth.

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The story the Packers are telling so far this offseason is clear: they want to get younger. And so far, they’ve achieved that. Trading Aaron Rodgers moves the needle quite a bit, and moving on from other long-in-the-tooth players like Marcedes Lewis and Mason Crosby helps quite a bit in that department as well.

Getting younger has the additional step of requiring growth from within, though, and the extent to which the Packers’ young players grow will determine their success both in 2023 and beyond. The Packers’ coaching staff has their work cut out for them, and even if the Packers won’t be contenders this year, the long-term stakes are high.

Tom Clements to see Jordan Love’s development through in first season as starter | Packers Wire

Clements was a key part of Aaron Rodgers’ growth and development, and now he has a chance to try to work the same magic with Love.

2023 NFL Draft: Ten rookies in the best situations to succeed in Year 1 and beyond |

Luke Musgrave lands on this list on the assumption (probably a good one) that he’ll have a big role on the 2023 Packers’ offense.

Nigerian linebacker Kenneth Odumegwu grateful for his opportunity in Green Bay |

Whether Odumegwu makes it in the NFL or not is beside the point. He’s already succeeded by making it this far.

2023 NFL best UDFA fits: One undrafted prospect to watch on each roster | The Athletic ($)

The Packers may not be the UDFA haven they once were, but there are still opportunities to be had.

SWA 2022: Chiefs Both Young and Dominant | Football Outsiders

The Packers’ youth movement is hardly news at this point, but this helps contextualize why it happened: the Packers were one of the older teams in the NFL last year, especially on offense.

Escaped bull runs onto rugby field during warm-ups in France | UPI

From a certain point of view, this could probably be considered a tryout.