Five offseason moves Packers need to make in 2020

Green Bay Packers, Matt LaFleur (Photo by Harry How/Getty Images)
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Green Bay Packers, Aaron Jones
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3. Add depth at running back

Running back might not seem like a major need for the Packers, but it’s a position they should look to strengthen relatively early in the draft. Aaron Jones is a superstar, but the Packers lack depth at the position. Jamaal Williams is a solid backup but he isn’t close to Jones’ level, who finished with an incredible 23 touchdowns this season, including the two playoff games.

Matt LaFleur achieved balance on offense this year, and as Aaron Rodgers continues to get older, being able to lean on the ground game becomes all the more important.

Imagine combining Jones’ elusiveness and explosion with a powerful back like Eddie Lacy was for the Packers early in his career. A running back like Lacy would wear defenses down, making it easier for Jones to take advantage and make big gains on the ground.

LaFleur coached in Atlanta with the dominant running back duo of Devonta Freeman and Tevin Coleman. The 49ers have also found success with a running back-by-committee featuring Coleman, Raheem Mostert and Matt Breida.

Rodgers will turn 37 next season. With the Packers becoming a more balanced offense, strengthening the depth at running back should be a priority. By doing so, Green Bay could have one of the best ground games in football.