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Four years after New York Giants runner Saquon Barkley surprised the NFL with his quads, Green Bay Packers runner AJ Dillon comes after the title.
Ever since his NFL debut, Saquon Barkley, who is back in the New York Giants, has been heralded for an unsurpassed trait: his legs are built like tree trunks.
Barkley started trending again last fall when his “SaQuads” were on full display during a Thursday night football game, but there’s another NFL running back that makes a case for Saquon’s distinctive title.
During offseason training, Green Bay Packers running back AJ Dillon showed up and showed the world that he also refuses to skip the leg day.
The Packers have dubbed the third-year “Quadzilla,” and Dillon appreciates the team that embraces the nickname.
In addition to showing his quads on his Twitter profile picture, Dillon boasted that he went “2-2”And rounded home plate twice during a charity softball match.
Packer’s offensive tackle David Bakhtiari went beyond giving Dillon a nickname, saying Dillon embodies the dictionary definition of “Short-E-Thiccc.”
With Dillon’s quads going around the entire NFL, there’s now a question of who’s the true NFL king of quads: Saquon Barkley or AJ Dillon?
AJ Dillon reminds the NFL world that he is coming after Saquon Barkley’s title
This “news” is not exactly news: AJ Dillon has been making headlines for his huge legs ever since he was drafted No. 62 in the second round of the 2020 NFL Draft.
Packers head coach Matt Lafleur wondered about his legs back in August 2020 – and it comes from someone who once coached Tennessee Titans bulldozer Derrick Henry.
Last June, Dillon clarified that he has named each of his quads: one is “Quadzilla,” and the other is “The Quadfather.” Dillon also proclaimed that he has the best legs in the league.
PFF cruelly compared Dillon to starting Packers running back Aaron Jones during last year’s offseason training – but of course, Jones’ success proves that muscle size is not an integral part of being good at running back position.
Still, Dillon’s quads certainly drive him as he evolves behind Jones on the roster, and Packers fans can expect to see more of Dillon and his monstrous quads this season. In Dillon’s second year, he played in all 17 games, collecting 803 yards on 187 carries for five touchdowns. Like Jones, Dillon is also an effective pass-catcher, catching 34 of 37 goals on 313 yards.
Dillon has proven in his time with the Packers that it’s not just his quads that are unsurpassed: his 92 percent catch rate makes him one of the most formidable and versatile players they could hire in their backfield.