The Green Bay Packers may be in search of a new running back this offseason, as Aaron Jones is a candidate to be cut due to his contract and A.J. Dillon has been a big disappointment (and is set to be a free agent).
Bleacher Report’s NFL staff sees a potential target for the Packers: Indianapolis Colts halfback Zack Moss.
Moss is set to be a free agent this coming offseason, and with the Colts handing fellow running back Jonathan Taylor a three-year contract extension earlier this season, it stands to reason that Indianapolis will likely be parting ways with Moss in the spring.
In nine games this season, Moss has rushed for 617 yards and five touchdowns while averaging 4.6 yards per carry. He has also logged 16 catches for 123 yards and a score.
He put together a couple of monster performances earlier in the year, carrying the ball 30 times for 122 yards back in Week 3 and then racking up 165 yards and a couple of touchdowns off 23 attempts in Week 5.
Due to the return of Taylor, Moss’ role has diminished ever since, so it’s looking more and more like he will be playing his football elsewhere in 2024.
The 25-year-old, who played his collegiate football at the University of Utah, was originally selected by the Buffalo Bills in the third round of the 2020 NFL Draft.
He spent the first two-and-a-half years of his career with the Bills and had a rather limited role before being traded to the Colts midway through last season.
In 48 games over the course of his NFL career, Moss has amassed a grand total of 1,899 yards and 14 touchdowns on the ground while logging 4.4 yards per tote. He has also caught 64 passes for 454 yards and three scores.
The Packers’ rushing offense ranks just 21st in the league, so they could certainly stand to add another halfback come free agency.
Green Bay is 4-6 this season.