Packers star Aaron Jones is in the top 10 of Maurice Jones-Drew’s running back rankings for 2020.
Maurice Jones-Drew had a great career in the NFL, a three-time All-Pro and three-time Pro Bowler.
Now as an NFL.com analyst, the former Jacksonville Jaguars running back has ranked all 32 RB1s in the NFL ahead of the 2020 season.
Aaron Jones at No. 10 in running back rankings
With so many great running backs in the NFL right now, the fact Jones has made the top 10 shows how impressive he has been over the past couple of years. Especially in 2019. Given a bigger role on offense at long last, Jones delivered with over 1,500 all-purpose yards and 19 total touchdowns.
In the article, MJD writes that he is “still trying to figure out why the Packers drafted another running back”.
Not only did they draft a running back, but they did so in the second round, selecting AJ Dillon out of Boston College. Perhaps it’s a sign the Packers don’t plan on re-signing Jones when his contract expires next offseason. Maybe it’s actually an indication that Jamaal Williams — who is also a free agent in 2021 — won’t be back. Perhaps it’s neither.
But that’s a discussion to be had following this upcoming season. In the meantime, the Packers have Jones under contract for one more year. If he can put up numbers anywhere close to last season’s, the Packers offense will be in good shape. When Jones was on the field, Green Bay’s offense was always tough to defend. Without him? Not so much.
This is a big season for Jones. If he can back up last year’s success, there’s no doubt he’ll be voted to his first Pro Bowl.