Aaron Jones is an alternate for the Pro Bowl this year, but he should’ve made the NFC’s top three. Christian McCaffrey and Dalvin Cook are the top two selections, no doubt, but Jones should’ve been the third choice ahead of Ezekiel Elliott.
While Elliott is having another great season, Jones is tied for the league-lead in rushing touchdowns with 14. McCaffrey is the only other player with as many as Jones.
Jones also has three receiving touchdowns.
All-purpose yards in 2019
Christian McCaffrey: 2,121 yards, 18 touchdowns
Dalvin Cook: 1,654 yards, 13 touchdowns
Aaron Jones: 1,255 yards, 17 touchdowns
Ezekiel Elliott: 1,569 yards, 12 touchdowns
Jones has more receiving yards (425) than Elliott (381). Where Elliott has the advantage is in rushing yards (1,188 to 830). But Elliott has also had almost 100 more carries than Jones (270 to 188). They are both averaging 4.4 yards per attempt.
Jones also has an incredible 17 touchdowns this season, only one behind McCaffrey, who is an MVP candidate.
It’s quite incredible how well Jones has played, considering he’s split snaps with Jamaal Williams for much of the season. According to Pro Football Reference, Jones has only played 58.71 percent of the offensive snaps, which is fewer than Davante Adams, who missed a month due to injury.
Elliott, however, has played 83.94 percent of the Cowboys’ offensive snaps. That’s 826 snaps compared to just 536 for Jones.
Yet despite all of that, Jones has over 1,000 total yards and could finish with over 20 touchdowns on the season.