The Bright Future of Aaron Jones
Aaron Jones is done for the rest of the 2018 season. Packers placed him on IR on Tuesday afternoon to pave way for another wide receiver Allen Lazard. Jones is battling a sprained MCL which would only keep him out one or two games, but since there’s nothing left for Green Bay, it makes sense to let Jones rest and rehab to finish out the year. Jones will come into next season as one of the premier players for the Packers. The opporunities will be endless with a new head coach on the sidelines.
For being suspended in Week 1 and Week 2 coupled with sharing time with Jamaal Williams, Jones had an incredible year. He had to overcome and preserve waiting for his time to shine. When he finally received that opportunity, Jones snatached the job from Williams. Jones finished the year with 728 yards averaging a near league-best 5.5 yards per carry plus he had 26 catches out of the backfield for 206 yards with a score. He had a strong year despite not being the man this season. That will change next year with a new coach and staff in place
The new coach will be tasked with getting Jones involved even more with the offense. He could be an Alvin Kamara-type player for the Packers. We did not see enough of Jones in the passing game, and there always seemed to be a drive or two dedicated to Williams versus keeping them both out there. My assumption is Jones is one of the major players that interviewee needs to talk about and discuss how he plans to use the former UTEP running back. I’m very excited to see what a coach in the modern day can do with Jones.