The Green Bay Packers fanbase had fun picking on running back AJ Dillon on Twitter when they lost to the Atlanta Falcons 25-24 on Sunday afternoon. Green Bay had a 24-12 entering the fourth quarter, but their offense stalled on the final three drives of the football game. Not having running back Aaron Jones due to a hamstring injury proved to be large for them at the end of the day.
A.J. Dillon rushed for 55 yards on 15 carries against the Atlanta Falcons. It was a lot better than what he did during the first week against the Chicago Bears, but Packers fans are not forgetting what he did during the first week and also in this football game. Dillon has struggled the first two weeks of the season. Emanuel Wilson only received three carries in this football game for five yards. Patrick Taylor Jr. only received one carry for one yard.
It was interesting that Dillon got most of the carries. The other running backs weren’t used more with the absence of Aaron Jones. This goes to show how important Aaron Jones is in the Green Bay Packers offense. AJ Dillon may be starting again against the New Orleans Saints for the Packers home opener if Jones can’t play in Week 3.
Green Bay Packers Fans React on Twitter About AJ Dillon
The Packers fanbase was poking fun on Twitter about Dillon because they lost the game on Sunday. Here were some of the interesting fan reactions.
“the Packers only need 1 yard to gain the first down”
AJ Dillon: pic.twitter.com/uAAmiQ9IKV
— Nathan (@NathanJH31) September 17, 2023
AJ Dillon has been one of the most overrated handcuffs for too long
— Nick Skrip (@P2WFantasy) September 17, 2023
AJ Dillon is a physical runner, but he isn’t a power runner.
— Bruce Irons – Packers FTW (@BruceIronsNFL) September 17, 2023
There has been a ton of negativity about Dillon. He is currently in the final year of his contract with the franchise. Dillon has not been stepping up when called upon. It is very possible this could be the final season that AJ Dillon is in a Packers uniform.
They need Aaron Jones back sooner rather than later. It appears as if Matt LaFleur doesn’t want to play the other running backs behind Dillon on the depth chart, and they made to make a move at the running back position. It would be interesting to see who they would get to either help out Dillon or have him be replaced in the lineup.