Tevin Coleman, RB
If the Packers are going to run the ball more often under Matt LaFleur, as the new head coach has suggested, they will need to add another running back this offseason. There will be plenty of options throughout the draft this April, but a player to consider in free agency is Tevin Coleman.
Coleman could be the perfect complement to Aaron Jones and Jamaal Williams in the Packers backfield, and he has worked with LaFleur in the past; LaFleur was the quarterbacks coach in Atlanta in 2015 and 2016.
With the Falcons, Coleman has formed an excellent 1-2 punch with Devonta Freeman. The two played a huge part in Atlanta’s Super Bowl run in 2016. The Falcons had the fifth-ranked rushing offense that year, with Coleman contributing 520 yards and eight touchdowns on the ground. He also helped out as a pass catcher with 421 receiving yards and three touchdowns.
The biggest key here will be the cost. If Coleman earns top running back money to be a starter somewhere else, the Packers won’t be involved. But he could be a great addition to LaFleur’s offense in Green Bay.
The pairing of Coleman and Jones would be a lot of fun to watch, and Coleman has proven throughout his time in Atlanta that he can be used as the lead back, which would be important if Jones went down with an injury.