By now many people understand the dilemma the Green Bay Packers are facing this offseason. Aaron Jones and Jamaal Williams are both free agents. Who do you choose? What people are forgetting is that there is another piece to the puzzle. That piece is AJ Dillon. As surprising as that sounds, here it why it makes:
The Uncertainty of Jones’ and Williams’ Futures
The running back situation Green Bay is facing this offseason is definitely stressful. There is a chance that both players will not back for this coming season. With that being said, the Packers do not need to panic and spend a high draft pick on a replacement. Though he did not have many chances to perform last season, Dillon stood out every time he was on the field. His most notable performance was against the Tennessee Titans where he had 21 carries for 124 yards and two touchdowns. The rookie running back sure proved that he is more than capable of taking a heavy workload and has the potential for a break second year.
Dillon’s Skillset Matches Perfectly for LaFleur
When Matt LaFleur took over in Green Bay, he knew exactly what he wanted to do. Revamp a run option that was mitigated for years. Additionally, a coach would not take a running back early in the NFL Draft if he knew that that player was not a perfect fit for their offense. AJ Dillon truly has it all. A physical running back so can turn on the jets and impose their will at any time. What team would not want that? These types of characteristics are huge for fantasy owners when selecting running backs. Even if Dillon ends up not being the starting running back for the Packers in 2021, he is still a viable FLEX option.
AJ Dillon may still be a work in progress in 2021. That is going to be expected from a young talented football player. However, that should still not hinder people away from making Dillon a legitimate option in fantasy owner’s lineup. With the very possibility that Aaron Jones and Jamaal Williams walking away, it will be a next man up scenario. There is no doubt that AJ Dillon fits the role as a starting running back in the NFL and fantasy owners should be excited with his potential this coming season.