AJ Dillon is averaging a career-low 3.1 yards per carry this season. A lot of that isn't his fault. Embarrassing is the only word to describe the Packers' run-blocking.
According to Pro Football Reference, Dillon was averaging just 1.5 yards before contact entering Week 8, the lowest number of his career. That's on the line. Dillon is regularly being met by defenders by the time he has reached the line of scrimmage. There's only so much he can do.
However, Dillon also hasn't played his best football this year. Particularly early in the season, Dillon was going down too easily on first contact and struggling to break tackles. He has shown significant improvements in the past couple of games and was excellent against the Vikings, even if the offensive line did him no favors.
Despite Dillon's improved play of late, it's hard to see the Packers paying him unless it's on a one-year, prove-it deal. The Packers are slowly creating a healthier salary cap. Whether Aaron Jones stays or not in 2024, Green Bay will have to take on a significant cap hit. It would be tough to add a new deal for Dillon on top of that.
The Packers may hit the reset button at running back in the offseason and rebuild the depth via the draft.