Aaron Jones Tips Packers Teammate AJ Dillon for a Bright Future in 2021

Published 03/27/2021, 4:36 PM EDT
Jan 16, 2021; Green Bay, WI, USA; Green Bay Packers running back Aaron Jones (33) breaks away for a large gain against Los Angeles Rams strong safety Jordan Fuller (32) and defensive back Darious Williams (31) in the third quarter during their NFL divisional playoff game Saturday, January 16, 2021, at Lambeau Field in Green Bay, Wis. Mandatory Credit: Dan Powers-USA TODAY NETWORK


The Aaron Jones-led Green Bay Packers made their way to the NFC North title with a 13-3 record last year. They went all the way to the NFC Championship Game as Rodgers bagged the NFL MVP award as well.

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But a disappointing showing against eventual Super Bowl LV winners Tampa Bay Buccaneers saw them bow out of the competition with a 26-31 scoreline.

Sep 20, 2020; Green Bay, Wisconsin, USA; Green Bay Packers running back Aaron Jones (33) celebrates after scoring a touchdown during the fourth quarter against the Detroit Lions at Lambeau Field. Mandatory Credit: Jeff Hanisch-USA TODAY Sports

The Packers start their 2021 preseason on a tough note. They are working on a tight salary cap and are struggling to hold on to some of their star players.

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But Green Bay fans will be happy now that experienced running back, Aaron Jones, has signed a 4-year extension worth a reported $48 million.

But what does that mean for the long-term future of young Green Bay Packers RB AJ Dillon?

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Speaking after signing his latest contract, Aaron Jones was a happy fan. With a big smile on his face, the 26-year-old spoke about his ‘unfinished business’ with the Packers while also praising teammate, AJ Dillon.

He said, “My mom was telling me the whole time, ‘You’re going to end back up in Green Bay. Don’t worry about it. I guess mom always knows….

“I feel like this is a perfect fit for me. I’ve been in this offense. I know what comes with it. I know my teammates here, and we feel like we have unfinished business.

“A.J. hit me up right away (after agreeing to re-sign) and was happy to have me back. For us to grow our relationship, and me help him in any way I can and him help me in any way he can…

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“Is going to be special. He’s already showcased a little of the things that he can do. I think we complement each other really well,” Jones said via the team’s official website.

Dillon arrived in Wisconsin in the 2nd round (62nd overall) of the 2020 NFL Draft. He made his league debut in the Week 1 win over divisional rivals, Minnesota Vikings. However, he had to wait until Week 16 of the regular season to score the first rushing touchdown of his NFL career.

Dillon rushed for 124 yards on 21 carries, scoring 2 rushing TDs in the 40-14 win over the Tennessee Titans. He didn’t get much playing time in the post-season but is expected to be a key figure alongside Jones and Jamaal Williams in 2021.

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