The Green Bay Packers are poised to showcase a formidable running back room in 2023, but lingering questions surround their utilization and depth behind the starting duo. Despite high expectations last season, Aaron Jones and AJ Dillon fell short of their potential. However, they enter the new season determined to make amends for their underwhelming 2022 campaign.
With six running backs currently on the Packers’ roster, tough decisions lie ahead as not all of them can secure a spot on the initial 53-man roster. Last year, the team carried only two backs, Jones and Dillon, while placing Tyler Goodson and Patrick Taylor on the practice squad. There is a real possibility of history repeating itself.
Join us as we delve into five major questions surrounding the Packers’ running back group, exploring their strengths, concerns, and potential challenges in the 2023 season.
Explore the Green Bay Packers running backs for the upcoming 2023 season. Find out the strengths, concerns, and potential depth issues behind their starters, Aaron Jones and AJ Dillon.
Can Tyler Goodson break through and earn a roster spot?
Goodson enters training camp with momentum on his side, having dedicated his offseason to workouts alongside fellow teammate Aaron Jones and others. These collaborative training sessions have not only boosted his confidence but have also garnered praise from several teammates. The question remains: will this newfound momentum be sufficient?
As a well-rounded back, Goodson showcases strong attributes such as exceptional vision, patience, and impressive lower body balance and strength. Additionally, he demonstrates versatility as a capable receiver out of the backfield. However, it’s worth noting that he may lack the top-end speed and burst typically associated with NFL-level running backs. In his quest to secure a spot on the roster, Goodson will need to rely on his rushing skills and prove himself against the more established special teams player, Taylor.