The Green Bay Packers are going to have to start thinking about the long-term plan at running back sooner rather than later. Aaron Jones (who will turn 29 in December) is clearly still at the top of his game.
The offense operates effectively when he is on the field and getting touches. However, mother nature is undefeated and it will be a matter of time before that gets the better of him.
Many believed that A.J. Dillon could be the long-term answer but that hasn’t been the most convincing plan as of late. As it turns out, there is one 23-year-old running back who has surfaced as a possible suitor for the Packers.
Javonte Williams of the Denver Broncos may be a good fit for the Green Bay Packers’ running game, believes Shawn Lealos of GiveMeSport.com.
The Green Bay Packers need a strong running game to help new QB Jordan Love find his groove. Aaron Jones is a top-tier running back, but he hasn’t been healthy this season and A.J. Dillon has been a massive disappointment.
The team needs someone they can rely on when Jones is down, and someone who can compliment him when healthy, and with just one touchdown and 3.2 yards a carry this year, Dillon’s not getting it done. Javonte Williams looked like a star as a rookie in Denver in 2021, but he was hurt for most of 2022.
Now, he isn’t doing much this year on a Broncos team that is always playing form behind, but the Broncos need to make some trades and the Packers could use someone like Williams.
Given Williams’ injury history it would be fairly surprising to see them pull off this trade. However, there is no doubt that when he is on the field he is more dangerous than A.J. Dillon has been.
Additionally, being 23-years-old would intrigue the Packers front office as they have usher in a new (younger) era this past off-season. The Packers have a lot of draft capital going into the 2024 NFL Draft, would they use some of that on someone already in the league?