Green Bay Packers running back AJ Dillon could very well be on the move before the October 31 trade deadline. He has struggled this season for Green Bay, and his contract will expire after the end of the 2023 season. The Packers may not re-sign him at the end of the season.
A former NFL executive told NFL Analysis that Dillon could be on the move. One of the former NFL executives told them:
“The Packers are looking to make a move at running back if one becomes available. AJ has become available in trade discussions. Yet another back who could be moved for the right price.”
A.J. Dillon, so far this season for the Green Bay Packers, has rushed for 118 yards on 44 carries and zero touchdowns. He has averaged 2.7 yards per carry and has been a major disappointment because Aaron Jones has not been 100% this season for Green Bay.
Dillon is 25 years old and was a second-round pick during the 2020 NFL Draft out of Boston College. The other current running backs behind on the depth chart are Patrick Taylor Jr. and rookie Emanuel Wilson. A.J. Dillon has struggled, and he would maybe benefit in a new environment.
Green Bay Packers Trading AJ Dillon For a Late Round Pick Wouldn’t Be Surprising, But They Need Insurance Behind Aaron Jones
If Green Bay could get a fifth-round pick in the 2024 NFL Draft for Dillon, that would be better than nothing for them. However, they do need some insurance behind Aaron Jones because his hamstring injury can very well return. The other running backs on the roster are not ready to prove themselves.
Would Jonathan Taylor of the Indianapolis Colts be on his way back to the Cheese State, or would he stay put after all with the franchise? That will be an interesting storyline for the next few weeks. There are some other cheap options out there to potentially replace AJ Dillon on the Green Bay Packers roster. Dillon is from the Baltimore, Maryland area.
Because of the injuries in the backfield to the Ravens every year, could a trade with Baltimore maybe be in the works? If the Green Bay Packers can get him off the roster somehow, it would be a win in itself.