5 reasons why Packers are serious Super Bowl contenders
3. Aaron Jones is playing at an MVP level
This may be the best run game Aaron Rodgers has had to work with in his career. Aaron Jones and Jamaal Williams form one of the league’s premier running back duos. They have made key plays throughout the season, both on the ground and through the air. Williams is the perfect complement, but it’s Jones who has been the star of the show.
This season, Jones has 943 all-purpose yards and 14 touchdowns. He’s on pace for 1,508 total yards and 22 touchdowns. Rodgers believes Jones should be considered in the MVP race, and while he might not be the favorite to win, there’s a certainly a case to be made that Jones should at least be in the conversation.
With Jones and Williams contributing each week, the Packers offense becomes difficult to defend. Stack the box and Rodgers will throw all day. But in games like this past week, once the Packers are able to run the ball effectively, Matt LaFleur will just keep going back to it over and over.
Both Jones and Rodgers have been playing close to an MVP level this year. Jones, along with Williams, give the Packers balance on offense, and that will make them a dangerous team in the postseason.