Packers: AJ Dillon can be a touchdown machine in 2021

Green Bay Packers, AJ Dillon (Photo by Stacy Revere/Getty Images)
Green Bay Packers, AJ Dillon (Photo by Stacy Revere/Getty Images) /

I don’t know about you, but I can’t wait to see AJ Dillon in the Green Bay Packers‘ offense this season.

We only got to see Dillon in a limited role last season — outside of a dominant performance against the Tennessee Titans — but he showed a ton of potential. There are a lot of carries available now that Jamaal Williams is gone, and Dillon is ready for a breakout season.

Where Dillon can be particularly effective is in the red zone. At college, Dillon scored touchdowns for fun. When he got an opportunity for the Packers last season, he did the same.

With more opportunities in 2021, Dillon can become a touchdown machine for the Packers.

Dillon only had 46 rushing attempts last season, many of which came sporadically during games when he wasn’t playing much. The only exception was the Titans game when he had 21 carries. If that was the audition, he passed in a big way. And in that game, he scored two touchdowns.

In his three seasons at Boston College, Dillon scored an insane 40 touchdowns. That included 38 rushing touchdowns and two receiving scores.

No defender is going to want to tackle Dillon. He’s a powerful runner and tough to bring down on initial contact, as we saw last season. According to Pro Football Focus, Dillon forced nine missed tackles and had more than 90 yards after contact in the win over the Titans. Incredible numbers.

Down near the goal line, it will be equally tough for defenders to stop Dillon getting into the end zone.

Dillon averaged over 12 rushing touchdowns per season at Boston College. Given more opportunities in the Packers’ offense this season, he can be a touchdown machine. The Packers will get the ball down near the goal line with regularity, and Dillon is the perfect running back for those situations.