Packers rumors: 3 bargain running back moves Green Bay can make after Jonathan Taylor signing

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2. Michael Carter, New York Jets

The Packers won't trade for Jonathan Taylor before the deadline, but that doesn't mean they can't make a deal for another running back. One name to watch is Michael Carter, who is behind Breece Hall and Dalvin Cook on the New York Jets' depth chart.

Carter could offer more as a complementary back than we've seen from AJ Dillon this season. While Carter doesn't have the same size and power as Dillon, he is an explosive runner with good vision and offers plenty as a receiver.

And it's not like Dillon is using his power to pick up additional yards. According to Pro Football Reference, Dillon has forced one broken tackle this season. Carter actually broke more tackles than Dillon in 2022.

In his first two seasons for the Jets, Carter rushed for 1,041 yards and seven touchdowns at four yards per carry while making 77 catches for 613 yards.

But with Hall and Cook ahead of him in New York, Carter has only carried the ball four times for 23 yards in the Jets' opening four games this year.

Carter wouldn't touch the ball 20 times in Green Bay, but he could add some explosiveness to the Packers' struggling rushing attack. If the Packers can get Carter for a Day 3 pick, it's a no-brainer.