The Green Bay Packers may need to revisit the Jonathan Taylor Trade after the 25-24 loss on Sunday afternoon against the Atlanta Falcons on the road. Jordan Love did his part by throwing for 14-of-25 passes for 151 yards receiving and three touchdowns. However, the Packers didn’t score a single point in the fourth quarter and blew a 24-12 lead.
With not having Aaron Jones in the lineup, they missed the ability to have a running back run out the clock with a lead in the fourth quarter. Instead, the offense decided not to show up at the worst time in the football game against the Falcons.
AJ Dillon is not the answer in the long run to replace Aaron Jones if he needs to miss more time. Dillon rushed for 55 yards on 15 carries. It was better than the first week, but this backfield without Aaron Jones will not cut in the long run.
Jonathan Taylor has not played a down in the first two weeks for the Indianapolis Colts and is currently on the PUP list. He can not play a game until at least Week 5 of this season. If Green Bay decided to trade for him now, he would miss the New Orleans Saints and Detroit Lions game but would be eligible to play on Monday, October 9, against the Las Vegas Raiders on the road in Week 5. Is it time for Green Bay to revisit this trade?
Green Bay Packers Should Make a Move For Jonathan Taylor
The Packers should do everything to try and land Taylor from the Colts. Jonathan Taylor played college football at the University of Wisconsin and is in the final year of his contract currently. He will want a new long-term deal with a new team, and Green Bay should give him that new deal. He is one of the best running backs in the NFL when healthy.
Yes, Green Bay does have Aaron Jones, but he is currently injured, and there seems to be a massive drop-off at the running back position without him. Having Jones and Jonathan Taylor as a 1-2 punch later on is way more ideal than the current Jones and Dillon 1-2 combination.
A.J. Dillon is in the final year of his contract. The coaching staff appears not to trust Emanuel Wilson or Patrick Taylor Jr. either. Dillon has struggled the first two weeks, and in order for this offense to be successful all season long, they need a running game to help out quarterback Jordan Love.
There have been some rumors about the Green Bay Packers trying to land running back Cam Akers from the Los Angeles Rams. It may be a cheaper option, but Jonathan Taylor might be worth it for Green Bay in the long run.
Colts Wanted Christian Watson from the Packers
What is interesting is that Indianapolis wanted second-year wide receiver Christian Watson in this deal. He has missed the first two weeks with a hamstring injury, but it appears as if Green Bay has other wide receivers on the roster who are young and would be fine at the position even if they traded Watson.
Romeo Doubs, Jayden Reed, and Dontayvion Wicks are three of the young receivers who have been playing and getting snaps for the Green Bay Packers in the first two weeks. It is a very young receiving room, but a capable receiving room that can make big plays as well.
Trading away Christian Watson may not be a bad thing because this offense needs a running game to succeed. They should do everything to try and get Jonathan Taylor because they need insurance for Aaron Jones in the worst way.