Packers’ Backfield Will Have A Brand-New Look In 2021

The Green Bay Packers are about to embark on a new era in their backfield. With Jamaal Williams going across Lake Michigan to play for the Detroit Lions, the Packers will be pressing forward with running back Aaron Jones and the second-round pick in the 2020 NFL draft, AJ Dillion, as their one-two punch. Fans are eager to see their performance in the backfield in 2021, with many checking out FanDuel to enjoy a one-day fantasy ahead of this season’s action. You have a few different options for depositing and withdrawing funds there.

Since 2017, Aaron Jones has been a major part of the team’s backfield resurgence after they drafted him. He has led the team with 4421 yards in total and 43 touchdowns in 54 regular-season games. Jones and Jim Brown, the Hall of Fame football pro, are only two players in the history of the NFL to record a 3000-plus rushing yard and 37 touchdowns with an average of 5.17 yards per carrying in their first four seasons playing for the NFL.

With his 96 catches over the past two seasons, Jones has become a certified threat in the passing game. That makes him the second on the team after Davante Adams, the only All-Pro receiver. Jones has continuously boosted his ground production, achieving a career-high 1104 rushing yards in the previous season. As a result, the Packers were catapulted into the top 10 in the rushing offense since 2013.

For the first time, Jones was headed to free agency and was viewed by many as a top-rusher in the industry. Regardless, he chose to re-sign with the Packers a few days before the beginning of the free agency due to what he said to be “unfinished business” in Green Bay.

Jamaal Williams’s replacement, AJ Dillon, is 6-foot and 247 pounds. That gives Green Bay a significant change of pace in their offense since Eddie Lay was in his prime. After Dillon’s return from the COVID-19 reserve list in December, he illustrated what he could do when he barreled through the Tennessee Titans defense during a stunning two-touchdown and 124-yard performance in week 16.

During this play, Dillon became the youngest player to get two touchdowns and rush over 100 yards in franchise history. That also made his 13 rushes of at least five yards the most by a Green Bays running back since 15th November 2003, when Ahman Green had 13 carries of more than five at Tampa Bay.

Last season, Dexter Williams was active for three games as a practice-squad elevation and rushed for eight yards on two carries. He was expected to have a significant role against San Francisco in the week after Jones was injured and other players like Dillon and Jamaal Williams were on the COVID-19 reserve list. However, he injured his knee in the first quarter and was placed on the injured list the following Wednesday.

In the three of their last four drafts, the Packers have drafted at least one running back and are also set to return three of their last year’s practice players; Mike Weber, Patrick Taylor, and Dexter Williams.

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