5 more former teammates Aaron Rodgers could recruit to NY Jets in 2024

GM Aaron Rodgers is back again this offseason

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2. The NY Jets could sign RB A.J. Dillon

One of the sneakier needs for the Jets this offseason is the backup running back position. Breece Hall returned from a torn ACL in 2023 and established himself as one of the best running backs in football, but the Jets are still searching for answers behind him.

Dalvin Cook was a disaster, and rookie Israel Abanikanda didn't show much in his limited playing time. The Jets will be searching for a new RB2 this offseason, and A.J. Dillon is the exact type of player they should be targeting.

At 6-foot, 247 pounds, Dillon is a powerful, bruising back who excels in short-yardage situations. That would make him the perfect complement to Hall in the Jets' backfield.

Dillon spent four years in Green Bay, crossing paths with both Aaron Rodgers and Nathaniel Hackett. Don't be surprised if the Jets target him this offseason.

1. The NY Jets could sign OT David Bakhtiari

This will be a contentious option for sure, but it's one the Jets might very well pursue. When healthy, David Bakhtiari has been one of the best left tackles in the NFL for quite some time. He also just so happens to be close personal friends with Rodgers off the field.

The issue with Bakhtiari remains his health. The five-time All-Pro has appeared in just one game in two of the last three seasons. He hasn't played more than 12 games in a season since 2019 as a result of two separate knee injuries.

It would be difficult to justify relying on Bakhtiari to stay healthy for an entire season, especially after the offensive line injury woes the Jets suffered in 2023. He's also still under contract with the Packers, although it's widely expected that he will be a cap casualty.

Assuming the Packers do release Bakhtiari, the Jets will immediately become the most logical landing spot for him. They just better have a good contingency plan if they go that route.

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