Predicting five Packers who have played their last game in Green Bay

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

Aaron Jones may be out of the Packers’ price-range

Player #5: Aaron Jones

This one pains me the most to write about because Aaron Jones has been excellent since he has been a member of the Packers. It wasn’t all that long ago when fans were crying out for Jones to get more playing time.

Aaron Jones has been one of the best running backs in all of football since becoming the full-time starter. He has gone over the 1,000-yard mark in each of the last two seasons. He’s also proven to be one of the better receiving backs which is something he didn’t do a lot before Matt LaFleur came around.

Another aspect of his game he has improved on is his overall health. In 2017 and 2018, Jones dealt with injuries that also limited his play in those years. In 2017 he only started four games, 2018 he started eight games, 2019 he played all 16 games, and this past season only missed two games.

Jones has been phenomenal these past two years but the Packers didn’t draft a running back in the second round to not use him. AJ Dillon was solid in his limited playing time in 2020 and is someone who should be expected to be a big part of the offense in 2021.

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What it really comes down to for me is price-range. Aaron Jones has absolutely played himself out of Green Bay’s price-range with his great production over the last two years and paying him a big contract just doesn’t make sense to me. It will be sad to see him go but Green Bay is one of the best teams in the league when it comes to development and I have no doubt they can get good production out of the running back position next year.