The Green Bay Packers are going to have a new-look offense in 2023. The franchise-altering Aaron Rodgers trade has captivated headlines all off-season. The Jordan Love era is fully underway in Green Bay. Along with multiple 2023 draft picks, the Green Bay Packers have Christian Watson, Romeo Doubs, Aaron Jones, and AJ Dillon to lean on in 2023 and beyond. However, it would appear the Packers are adding one more name to the mix.
The Green Bay Packers Sign Running Back Emanuel Wilson
According to Jordan Sigler of Wisconsin Sports Heroics:
According to Aaron Wilson with KPRC, Emanuel Wilson signed with the Packers Monday. Wilson was signed by the Denver Broncos as an undrafted rookie free agent after April’s draft. He didn’t survive the roster after the Broncos’ rookie minicamp, as they waived him last week.
Wilson played college football at Fort Valley State. According to his draft profile in Sports Illustrated, Wilson had an impressive college career:
“In two seasons at FVSU, played in 16 games and carried 331 times, for 2,087 rushing yards (6.3 average) and 22 rushing touchdowns, along with 31 catches, for 278 receiving yards (9.4 average) and two touchdowns. Previously, he played at Johnson C. Smith, where he was named CIAA Offensive Rookie of the Year in 2019 after recording 1,040 rushing yards and 13 touchdowns.”
It’ll be interesting to see how Wilson competes for a spot on the Packers’ 53-man roster. The Packers’ top two spots are taken for sure with Aaron Jones and AJ Dillon. The Packers could use another shifty running back as a pass-catching option for quarterback Jordan Love. However, Wilson had limited production in the passing game during his time at Fort Valley State.
Wilson appears to be a physical running back that can be utilized in short-down situations. But when Wilson hits a hole, he can be hard to catch and bring down.
When Green Bay Packers fans heard about this signing, they took to Twitter Immediately:
I liked him and wanted him
In the 6th/7th!
— A.J.K. (@Klimek91) May 22, 2023
— Jacob Westendorf (@JacobWestendorf) May 22, 2023
In the few clips I’ve seen, #Packers new running back Emmanuel Wilson is a physical runner. But he can scoot too! pic.twitter.com/MrzKnJ5EPv
— Jordan Sigler (@JordanSig) May 22, 2023
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