The 2021 NFL season may barely be in the books, but Dave Richard is already getting a jump on his 2022 preparation by highlighting at least one key statistic to know for each NFL team that had a major bearing on their 2021 performance and could mean a great deal for their 2022 outlook. In this space, Dave dives into the Green Bay Packers.
Green Bay Packers stats to know
All eyes this offseason will be on the Packers passing game, but it's the run game that appears locked into place. There were six games where Aaron Jones and A.J. Dillon co-existed after Jones' knee injury in Week 10. That includes a playoff game.
- Dillon: 12.0 carries per game, 2.0 targets per game, 60.0 total yards per game; 23 snaps inside of 10 yards including five touchdowns
- Jones: 10.0 carries per game, 4.7 targets per game, 86.8 total yards per game; 16 snaps inside of 10 yards including two touchdowns (another score came from 23 yards out)
The Packers are changing offensive coaches but head coach Matt LaFleur is still calling plays. If he opts for a similar split of the rushing duties between these two, Jones carries a little more appeal as a pass-catcher but Dillon could make up for some of that with work near the goal line. Taking Jones ahead of Dillon is the easy part, but overrating Jones based on prior seasons and not considering Dillon's evolved role figures to be a mistake.