Packers Rookie AJ Dillon Talks About His Experience of Playing With Aaron Rodgers

Published 12/30/2020, 5:06 AM EST
November 5, 2020; Santa Clara, California, USA; Green Bay Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers (12) celebrates after the game against the San Francisco 49ers at Levi’s Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Kyle Terada-USA TODAY Sports


Not every NFL player is fortunate enough to have padded up alongside Green Bay Packers legend Aaron Rodgers. But rookie running AJ Dillon is doing just that and living the dream in Green Bay. The Packers, who are 12-3 have been on fire recently.

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In their 40-14 win over the Tennessee Titans last week, the side played some of the best football it has played all season long. In that very game, Dillon scored 2 touchdowns.

Dillon blown away by the presence of Aaron Rodgers

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Talking to former NFL punter Pat McAfee, the running back talked about his relationship with Rodgers and how the veteran reacted to his performance against Tennessee.

“First of all, he always calls me kid. So, I think we have a good relationship but he’s kind of like one of those legends so you know I’m always like, ‘Woah’,” said Dillon.

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“But you know, after I scored my first got touchdown. He came over to me and gave me a high five, second one he gave me a handshake. And I almost lost it.”

The running back drafted from Boston College also talked about his overall experience of lining alongside the legendary QB and how he is amazed by Rodgers’ control on the field.

“He’s a he’s operator out there man he does stuff he does. It’s just crazy. It’s so crazy, I can’t even put into words seeing it firsthand,” Dillon added.

Rodgers’ MVP worthy performance against the Titans

The Green Bay Packers ran riot against the Titans last week. And Aaron Rodgers had yet another game to stake his claim for the MVP title.

Passing for over 230 yards and 4 touchdowns, Rodgers ended the night with a QB rating of 128.1. Yet another vintage Aaron Rodgers masterclass.

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While the race for the MVP is still a tight call to make, many feel Rodgers holds a slight edge over Chiefs QB Patrick Mahomes for the title thanks to his game winning performances over the last few weeks.

Whether Rodgers wins his 3rd or Mahomes his 2nd, the world will soon find out.

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Shivayan Roy

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Shivayan Roy is currently an NFL writer at EssentiallySports. After completing his Masters Diploma in Journalism from the Asian College of Journalism, Roy functioned as a reporter for Goal.com and extensively covered the FIFA U-17 World Cup.

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