Super Wild Card Weekend produced some elite quarterback performances, including a couple of signal callers impressing in their NFL playoffs debut. The Wild Card matchups also featured veteran quarterbacks with something to prove.
Which quarterbacks will make a statement in the Divisional Round?
Can Jordan Love, C.J. Stroud and Baker Mayfield will their teams to upsets? Can Josh Allen finally score one against Patrick Mahomes? All questions will be answered this weekend as we rank the top 8 quarterbacks remaining in the 2024 NFL playoffs.
No. 8: Jordan Love, Green Bay Packers
2023 NFL Stats: 17 games | 64.3 pct | 4,044 pass yards | 28 TDs | 10 INT
Wild Card Round vs Cowboys: 76.2 pct | 272 pass yards | 3 TDs | 0 INT
What a playoff debut for Jordan Love! In the Green Bay Packers’ 48-32 upset win over the Dallas Cowboys on Wild Card Weekend, the fourth-year quarterback out of Utah State having everyone feeling the love with 272 yards passing and three touchdowns in what will be one of the most memorable NFL playoff debuts.
Poise, confidence, playmaking, Love showed it all in shocking the Cowboys. But can he do it again going up against a well-rested San Francisco 49ers defense who won’t be taking him or the Packers lightly. 49ers defensive end Nick Bosa showed the Packers young quarterback some respect.
“He’s really good at going through his reads, playing the offense to a tee,” Bosa said of Love this week. “We definitely need to stop the run. I don’t think many teams have made him uncomfortable, yet. So stopping the run and covering up those easy open guys is something we have to do.”
Love and the Packers are peaking at just the right time but going into Levi’s Stadium and beating the No. 1 seed will be a tall task. If the Packers get it done, Love will cement himself as the new man in Green Bay.