Packers: Four players moving up franchise all-time record lists

Green Bay Packers, Aaron Rodgers (Photo by Mike Ehrmann/Getty Images)
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Green Bay Packers, Aaron Jones
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Aaron Jones

Top five rushing yards in franchise history

Aaron Jones is fresh off signing a long-term extension that’ll keep him in Green Bay for the foreseeable future. What that means for the UTEP product is that he’s going to be moving on up the franchise’s all-time rushing list, possibly cracking the top five by the end of this year.

As it stands Aaron Jones is currently 11th on the Packers’ all-time list (3,364 yards) behind the likes of Eddie Lacy, Paul Hornung, Gerry Ellis, Clark Hinkle, Dorsey Levens, Ryan Grant, and Tony Canadeo who is fourth in Packers history with 4,197 yards.

The reason I left off at fourth is because I envision Aaron Jones as a virtual lock for a 1,000-yard season if he’s able to remain healthy. Jones has been by far and away the most efficient player on this list with his touches, averaging 5.2 yards per carry. Had it not been for Coach McCarthy’s inconsistent usage of Jones early in his career, along with injuries that kept him off the field, he would already be much higher on this list.

Aaron Jones is a focal point of this Packers offense that ranked first in all of football for scoring just a year ago. Jones has plenty left in the tank and is well on his way to moving into the top-five all-time rushers in Packers history.