The Xs and Os with Greg Cosell: Luke Musgrave and Tucker Kraft can ease Jordan Love’s transition

Last season, per Sports Info Solutions, the Green Bay Packers ranked ninth in the NFL with 131 dropbacks with two tight ends on the field. They lost Robert Tonyan to the Bears in free agency, but made up for it in the draft with the second-round selection of Oregon State’s Luke Musgrave, and the third-round selection of South Dakota State’s Tucker Kraft. Last season, Jordan Love completed one pass to a tight end for four yards, so not a lot of guidance there. But how will Musgrave and Kraft make Love’s life easier as he takes over that passing game? 

Overall in 2022, the Packers ranked ninth in the league with 131 dropbacks with two tight ends, and mostly Aaron Rodgers completed 92 of 127 passes for 975 yards, 478 air yards, eight touchdowns, two interceptions, and a passer rating of 108.9. So, it’s clear that Matt LaFleur wants the two-tight end concepts in his passing game, and that should help his young quarterback.

In this week’s episode of “The Xs and Os with Greg Cosell and Doug Farrar,” Greg (of NFL Films and ESPN’s NFL Matchup) and Doug (of Touchdown Wire) discuss how Green Bay’s two new tight ends, and their interesting skill sets, should make things easier and more productive for Jordan Love.

Story originally appeared on Touchdown Wire