The Green Bay Packers need help at the running back position, and running back Michael Carter of the New York Jets could be an interesting trade candidate for them. Carter is listed as the third running back on the Jets depth chart behind Dalvin Cook and Breece Hall.
He is only 24 years old and won’t be a free agent until after the 2024 season. Michael Carter won’t have a big cap hit either, as it will be only a little north of $1 million, according to Spotrac. Also, Brian Sampson of dairylandexpress.com said about the possibility of the Packers making a trade for Carter before the October 31 trade deadline:
“When it comes to the Packers running back situation, two things are clear: 1. They aren’t going to give Aaron Jones a full-time role, and 2. AJ Dillon is not the answer as the backup or the predecessor to Jones. This should prompt Green Bay to find a better solution soone rather than later.”
Michael Carter Would be a Very Good Cheap Option for the Green Bay Packers and Has Good Stats Also
Carter has only received five carries so far this season but has rushed for 31 yards and is averaging 6.1 yards per carry. He has also caught nine passes for 44 yards receiving and has averaged 4.9 yards per reception as well.
Throughout his career, he has rushed for 1,072 yards on 266 carries and seven touchdowns. Michael Carter is averaging 4.0 yards per carry. He has also caught 86 passes for 657 yards receiving and zero touchdowns. Carter is averaging 7.6 yards per reception.
During his rookie season, he rushed for over 600 yards and four touchdowns and hasn’t seen a ton of action since then coming out of North Carolina. Michael Carter was a fourth-round selection, 107th overall in the 2021 NFL Draft by the New York Jets.
This would also provide more depth in the running back room for the Green Bay Packers offense. He can very well work in Matt LaFleur’s offense, and this is a trade they need to explore because of Aaron Jones’s hamstring issues and of AJ Dillon’s inconsistency.