NFC North running back rotations ranked from worst to best in 2023

Do the Green Bay Packers have the best running back rotation in the NFC North?

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While the Green Bay Packers maintain continuity at running back, there have been significant changes at the position elsewhere in the NFC North.

The Minnesota Vikings released All-Pro Dalvin Cook. David Montgomery left the Chicago Bears and signed with the division-rival Detroit Lions, and the Lions then drafted Jahmyr Gibbs with the 12th overall pick.

We have ranked the division's wide receiver depth charts and it's now time for the running backs. Following a busy offseason, which NFC North team has the best backfield?

4. Minnesota Vikings

Alexander Mattison, Ty Chandler, DeWayne McBride, Kene Nwangwu

Oh, how things change. With Dalvin Cook leading the way, Minnesota had the best backfield in the NFC North. Those days are gone.

Unable to find a trade partner, the Vikings released Cook. A significant loss for the defending NFC North champions.

Alexander Mattison has backed up Cook over the past four seasons, but he now gets a chance to lead the backfield. Since 2019, Mattison has rushed for 1,670 yards and 11 touchdowns, with a career average of 4.1 yards per carry.

Outside of Mattison, the Vikings lack experience at running back. Ty Chandler is entering his second season but only had six carries in 2022. DeWayne McBride was a seventh-round choice this year. Kene Nwangwu has three kick return touchdowns in two seasons but doesn't play many snaps on offense.