The Green Bay Packers desperately need to improve their rushing attack to help young quarterback Jordan Love. Green Bay surprisingly has the third-worst ground game entering Week 5, too often putting Love in long third-down situations.
Aaron Jones' injury didn't help. Even if he is back to 100 percent, the Packers need better play from their complementary running backs. AJ Dillon is averaging an awful 2.7 yards per attempt and hasn't played well this season.
One option off the table is a move for Indianapolis Colts running back Jonathan Taylor. The Packers held talks with the Colts over a potential trade earlier in the season, but that ship has sailed, with ESPN's Adam Schefter reporting that Taylor has signed a three-year extension.
The Packers won't break the bank to add another running back, but they should consider their options. Here are three bargain moves they could make.
3. James Robinson, Free Agent
The Packers hosted free-agent running back James Robinson for a workout earlier this week. No deal has been made yet, but Robinson remains an option for the Packers.
Robinson rushed for 1,070 yards and seven touchdowns as a rookie and was on his way to another solid season before suffering a torn Achilles in 2021. In his return from injury, he averaged 4.2 yards per carry with the Jaguars but hasn't had many opportunities since Jacksonville traded him to the New York Jets.
Robinson might not be the same player after such a significant injury. He averaged 2.9 yards per attempt for the Jets last season.
However, Robinson is a low-risk option. Only a few years ago, he was a talented three-down running back who could make plays on the ground and as a pass-catcher. Green Bay could give him an opportunity.