Packers: Aaron Jones 11th in NFL running back rankings for 2020

Green Bay Packers, Aaron Jones (Photo by Stacy Revere/Getty Images)
Green Bay Packers, Aaron Jones (Photo by Stacy Revere/Getty Images) /

Aaron Jones is one of the NFL’s best running backs.

After his breakout season with a league-high 16 rushing touchdowns in 2019, Green Bay Packers running back Aaron Jones proved why he’s one of the best at his position in the NFL.

Packers fans have known how talented Jones is since his rookie season, but with a featured role, he was able to prove it last season.

Is Jones a top-10 running back entering 2020?

NFL Spin Zone ranks Aaron Jones as 11th best running back in 2020

Samuel Teets of NFL Spin Zone has ranked every starting running back in the league ahead of the 2020 season. The Packers’ starter will undoubtedly still be Jones, and he ranks 11th on the list.

Overall, I think the rankings are fair. There are so many star running backs in the NFL right now, and even as a huge Aaron Jones fan, I can understand why he doesn’t make the top five. The choices between five and 10 are all excellent players. While you could make a case for Jones deserving to be in one of those spots, it comes down to opinion. There isn’t much in it.

Perhaps the one player who was surprisingly high in the rankings is Philadelphia Eagles running back Miles Sanders, who is 10th. Sanders impressed in his first season, particularly as a receiver. Sanders finished with 1,327 all-purpose yards and six total touchdowns. He saved some of his best performances for late in the year and was named to the PFWA All-Rookie Team.

Sanders could become a star but I think Jones should be higher than him currently. Jones did it all last year. He was dominant between the tackles and finished the season with 1,084 rushing yards and a league-best 16 touchdowns. He also contributed in the passing game with 474 receiving yards and three scores. At one point, his name was being discussed as a potential MVP candidate.

Jones enters a contract year and, of course, that means it’s a huge season for him. Whether his future remains in Green Bay or elsewhere, he’s playing for a big-money deal.

Where would you rank Jones among RBs in the NFL?