1. Can Aaron Jones repeat last season’s success?
Give Aaron Jones a featured role and he will dominate. That was the thoughts of many Packers fans after Jones’ first two seasons in the league, and Matt LaFleur agreed. As the number one back in LaFleur’s offense, Jones put up 1,000 rushing yards for the first time in his career and also led the NFL in rushing touchdowns.
In total, including the two playoff games, Jones found the end zone on 23 occasions in 18 games. Most of those touchdowns were rushing, 19, but he also caught four passes for touchdowns.
Despite all of his success last season, Jones surprisingly wasn’t voted to the Pro Bowl or named an All-Pro. And just last week, Jones didn’t make the top 10 NFL running back rankings in a poll by executives, scouts, and players, according to Get Up ESPN.
Jones still isn’t getting the respect he deserves as one of the best running backs in the league, but another dominant season will change that. But can Jones match last year’s success?
Key to that will be how his role changes now that AJ Dillon is added to the backfield. How many carries will Dillon get, and who will take on the majority of the goal-line carries?