May 28, 2024

Packers Predicted to Part Ways With AJ Dillon After 4 Seasons

Running backs After four seasons together with the Green Bay Packers, Aaron Jones and AJ Dillon may be headed out at the end of the current campaign.

On Thursday, December 7, Matt Schneidman of The Athletic wrote a mailbag in which he talked about both players’ futures. Schneidman’s responses suggest that Dillon is less likely to be wearing green and gold in 2024 because he is more replaceable.

Although Dillon isn’t quite your typical feature back, he has established himself as a reliable No. 2 running back. Through the draft, the Packers can select a new No. 2 pick at a lower cost, and that player may trail Jones in the depth chart for a year before taking over as the starting leadback in 2025.

While Dillon has undoubtedly improved from the beginning of the season, it’s possible that he needed to prove himself as a legitimate No. 1 back in order to be awarded a contract extension, which he hasn’t done and won’t.

But the Packers could cut ties with Jones, re-sign Dillon for a single season, and select a player early to either sit behind or split carries with Dillon. But the Packers might not be willing to give Dillon and his camp a multiyear deal.

 

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