Packers: Five bold predictions for the 2020 season

Aaron Rodgers, Tim Boyle, Jordan Love (Photo by Stacy Revere/Getty Images)
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Green Bay Packers, Aaron Jones
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Aaron Jones and AJ Dillon form the best RB combo in the NFC

That’s right. Not one of the best, the best.

The New Orleans Saints have a great combo with Alvin Kamara and Latavius Murray. They also added former Packer Ty Montgomery. I say meh.

The Dallas Cowboys, New York Giants, and Carolina Panthers have three of the best running backs in the game. But they lack depth and well, Mike McCarthy tends to forget about running backs (do you hear me, Dallas?).

The Minnesota Vikings have Dalvin Cook and Alexander Mattison. That’s nice, but the Packers’ duo will be better.

I could keep going but I’m sure you get the hint.

Aaron Jones is coming off a career-year and was easily the team MVP of 2019. Jones proved to a dual-threat and touchdown machine in 2019, only falling behind Christian McCaffrey.

AJ Dillon is a second-round pick and hasn’t played a down in the NFL yet. But he is a big and fast running back whose skillset can and will complement Jones perfectly.

I like Jamaal Williams, but he doesn’t have the same type of “juice” Dillon has. Although I expect Williams to get the majority of the snaps early on, I have the utmost confidence by season’s end, Packers fans will be giddy with the possibility of a Jones and Dillon duo running through the playoffs.

If Coach LaFleur’s commitment to running the football proves true, there will be plenty of opportunities for both running backs to flourish.

A thunder-and-lightning duo the team has been dreaming about will finally come to fruition this season with Jones and Dillon.

Adding to the mix and providing even more intrigue will be Tyler Ervin, but this is about Jones and Dillon.

My prediction is Jones will see fewer touches but still put up around 1,600 all-purpose yards with Dillon rushing for around 600 yards in his rookie campaign.

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Should that happen, the possibilities for Aaron Rodgers and the passing game will be endless. Passing lanes will be wide open as teams will have to do more than respect the run. They’ll be forced to fear it.