Green Bay Packers All-Aaron Rodgers era team: Offense

GREEN BAY, WI - NOVEMBER 30: Wide receiver Jordy Nelson
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GREEN BAY, WI – DECEMBER 23: Ryan Grant /

Running back: Ryan Grant

The starting running back for the All-Aaron Rodgers era team is Ryan Grant, who started 45 games for the Packers between 2008 and 2011. In that time, he put up 3,060 rushing yards and 17 rushing touchdowns. He also had 581 receiving yards and two rushing touchdowns.

Grant had back-to-back 1,000-yard seasons in 2008 and 2009, finishing Rodgers’ second year as the starting quarterback with 1,253 rushing yards and 11 touchdowns.

An honorable mention goes to Eddie Lacy, who also had consecutive 1,000-yard seasons, first in his rookie year in 2013 and then again in 2014. In those two seasons, Lacy had a combined 2,317 rushing yards and 20 touchdowns. He also had an impact in the receiving game — Lacy finished 2014 with 427 receiving yards and four receiving touchdowns.

The reason Lacy doesn’t get the starting job here is because after two dominant seasons in Green Bay, he finished with just 758 yards and three touchdowns in 2015, and then injury cost him 11 games in 2016.

If Aaron Jones is the featured back in Matt LaFleur’s offense this year, he has the potential to be the best running back to play with Rodgers, especially if he starts all 16 games.

Lacy and Jones would give this all-star offense excellent depth at running back, but Grant is the deserving starter.