Whether or not the Packers draft a running back in this year’s draft, I don’t see any reason not to bring back Ahman Green.
We all know Green is not a long-term solution in Green Bay at running back, but I think last year he showed that he can still play and at a very high level. His punishing style of running is what I’ve always loved to watch. He makes DBs earn their tackles and often breaks loose because of that style. Having Green is a great insurance policy, and I believe having him present also helps push Grant to perform better as the starter.
The Packers will surely pick up a RB somewhere in this year’s draft, but I very much doubt we’ll get a superstar, and current backup Brandon Jackson isn’t getting the job done. Until our new draftee running back is broken in why not use a guy we know we can trust? A veteran like Green will have a thing or two to show younger players at his position also to help them improve.
Green is the Packers’ all-time leading rusher and is a dependable, hard worker. At his age, he does not demand a high salary at his position. He loves Green Bay and has a great appreciation for the fans. He doesn’t suck. He knows the system. He’s got a batman tattoo. All good reasons to bring him back.