Packers suddenly have a 1-2 punch at RB

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Kyle Ratke
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Last season, Packers running back Aaron Jones ran for 1,086 yards and a league-leading 16 touchdowns.

That’s why most people were surprised that the Packers selected AJ Dillon, also a running back, in the second round of the 2020 NFL Draft.

Aaron Rodgers probably would have preferred a wide receiver.

This probably says more about what the Packers are trying to do offensively than it does about Jones’ job security.

We’ll get the first look at Green Bay’s offensive philosophy on Sunday when the Packers travel to play the Vikings in front of a fan-less U.S. Bank Stadium.

Last season, the Packers ranked in the middle of the pack offensively, which seems like a crime with Rodgers, Jones and Davante Adams on the team. Green Bay finished 17th in passing yards and 15th in rushing yards.

We’ll get the first-look of what Green Bay wants to do offensively in Week 1, although we’ll see how up-to-speed Dillon is. We’ve seen rookie running backs such as D’Andre Swift and J.K. Dobbins get off to slow starts in training camp thus far.