Will Josh Jones make the 53-man roster, or will the Green Bay Packers trade him this summer?
As Rob Demovsky of ESPN reported last month, Jones wants to be traded. This could be due to his lack of snaps last season, and the fact he hasn’t been able to find a regular starting role in the Packers defense.
Jones played 13 games, making 55 tackles, two passes defended and one sack.
Despite all of the problems the Packers had at the safety position, Jones only started five of the 13 games that he played, and he also played on just 47.09 percent of the Packers’ defensive snaps, according to Pro Football Reference.
That was somewhat strange, and perhaps showed a lack in confidence by defensive coordinator Mike Pettine and the Packers coaches.
Odds of making roster: 50 percent
Prior to Demovsky’s report that Jones wanted to be traded, I’d have this close to 100 percent. Despite the offseason additions made at safety, Jones can still have a role in this defense. But if Jones wants to leave, there’s a chance the Packers could trade him this summer and bring in a replacement.
What to expect in 2019?
It’s understandable why Jones would want a move. He could feel that he could player a bigger role on defense for another team. And with the Packers bringing in Adrian Amos and Darnell Savage Jr. this offseason, Green Bay looks to have two new starters at safety.
So where does that leave Jones? Could he be used more at linebacker this year? Or will he be a backup at safety? If the Packers don’t trade Jones, he’ll likely be a backup who Pettine can use at multiple positions.
But the question now is whether he’ll still be on the team when the season begins.