Packers: Aaron Jones voted No. 9 in ESPN running back rankings

Green Bay Packers, Aaron Jones (Photo by Patrick McDermott/Getty Images)
Green Bay Packers, Aaron Jones (Photo by Patrick McDermott/Getty Images) /

If there somehow was anyone out there that believed Green Bay Packers running back Aaron Jones had not reached superstardom, they might want to rethink that whole notion right now.

In a recent ESPN survey that was voted on by 50 NFL coaches, players, executives, and scouts, Jones was voted as the ninth-best running back in the NFL. It would have been a bad mistake had the voters kept the former UTEP star out of the top 10.

The Pro Bowl running back is coming off three consecutive seasons of 1,100 scrimmage yards. He is the only running back in the entire league, besides Derrick Henry, to total 4,000 total yards and 40 total touchdowns in the last three seasons.

Jones has simply been an all-purpose machine for Matt LaFleur and the Green Bay Packers over those seasons. He should’ve been selected to two Pro Bowls. He was not selected in 2019 despite reaching the end zone a league-leading 19 times.

He has caught 45+ passes while netting at least 350 receiving yards in each of the last three seasons. His versatility is what separates him from pretty much the rest of the pack. Jones can line up anywhere on the field from the backfield to the slot to the boundary. He is one of the elite playmakers in all of professional football.

Looking at the 2022 season, Jones should be a lock to eclipse at least 1,100 total yards and record close to double-digit scores once again.

With the losses of All-Pro Davante Adams and Marquez Valdes-Scantling, Jones will certainly be involved in the passing game. He is arguably the best running back that QB Aaron Rodgers has ever played with in the signal-caller’s soon-to-be 18 NFL seasons.

Jones, along with teammate AJ Dillon, will look to further prove why they are arguably the best running back duo in the entire league.