3 Packers offseason decisions in 2023 that already look like a disaster

Green Bay Packers running back AJ Dillon
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2. Not adding competition for AJ Dillon

Green Bay's rushing attack is too reliant on Aaron Jones. When he isn't on the field, the Packers struggle to move the ball as efficiently.

Jones dominated in the season opener before suffering a hamstring injury. He averaged 4.6 yards per carry and found the end zone twice. The Chicago Bears had no answer for the Packers' star running back.

But it has been the total opposite for the other running backs.

AJ Dillon, Patrick Taylor, and Emanuel Wilson have combined for 37 carries, 102 yards, and no touchdowns. That's an average of 2.76 yards per attempt. Taylor has the longest run of 10 yards.

Dillon dominated the carries in Week 2 without Jones, rushing for 55 yards on 15 attempts with a long of eight yards. He struggled to make explosive plays, was tackled at the first attempt too easily, and often failed to convert on short-yardage situations, including a crucial third-and-1 in the fourth quarter.

It's perhaps no surprise, then, that the Packers held talks with the Indianapolis Colts over a trade for star running back Jonathan Taylor. Green Bay may need to add another running back if Dillon doesn't improve, but it's probably a move they should've made in the spring.