No NFL team had a more confusing 2020 NFL Draft than the Green Bay Packers. While selecting a quarterback in the first round was a head-scratcher, they followed up that pick by selecting running back AJ Dillon out of Boston College. Dillon is a talented back, but it was a questionable move since the Packers possess two dynamic backs in Aaron Jones and Jamaal Williams. Jones even scored 19 total touchdowns last season, which was tied for the league lead. During a recent appearance on the NFL Network, Jones said that Dillon's arrival is just going to push him to play harder in 2020.
"I know it's the NFL. They're bringing in guys every day to compete so I mean it's just gonna raise my game and I'm excited to have him there and start working with him, teaching him the playbook and everything," Jones said, via NFL.com.
Dillon is considered one of the top running backs in this class, and he rushed for 1,685 yards and 14 touchdowns last year. During his three seasons at Boston College, Dillon racked up 4,618 yards from scrimmage and 40 total touchdowns. He's someone who is expected to get touches in Green Bay's offense, but you do have to wonder if his play could help or hurt Jones' future with the Packers.
Jones is entering the last year on his rookie deal, and isn't interested in signing with another club. During a Zoom call earlier this offseason, he told reporters that he wants to be a Packer for life.
"Whether it's my first year or my last year on a deal, I'm going to be just as motivated," Jones said, via ESPN. "It doesn't change just because a contract is on the line for me. I mean, I'm going to continue to work and do everything in my power. I trust my agency and the Packers. With that, I would love to be a lifelong Packer. That's my take on that."
Aaron Rodgers has plenty of weapons entering 2020, but it remains to be seen how they will be used and if they can coexist with each other.