RB - GB
Week 3 Outlook
Aaron Jones rushed 18 times for 168 yards and two TDs, grabbing four of eight targets for 68 yards and a TD in the Packers’ 42-21 win over the Lions on Sunday.
It was a classic Jones game as he consistently broke off big gainers on the ground and through the air, racking up 236 yards of total offense and a hat trick to boot. After leading the league in touchdowns a season ago, Jones is on the right track to repeating that feat in 2020, with four scores to his name through two games.
Aaron Jones rushed 16 times for 66 yards and a TD, adding four receptions for 10 yards in the Packers’ 43-34 win over the Bears on Sunday.
Jones saw little competition from rookie A.J. Dillon and was the clear-cut No. 1 back Sunday. He finished with 20 touches compared to 11 for Jamaal Williams and two for Dillon. Continue to fire Jones up as a weekly RB1.
During an interview on NFL Network Aaron Jones said that the Packers are working on a new deal for him.
"Yes they definitely are. My agent and them are taking care of that. I'm gonna focus on football," Jones elaborated. The 25-year-old is in the final season of his rookie contract this year and often goes in the second-round of fantasy drafts. The organization used a draft pick on Boston College RB A.J. Dillion back in April's amateur draft but he isn't an immediate threat to Jones' workload in 2020.
Ian Rapoport is reporting that the Packers are prioritizing a new contract for the Aaron Jones.
Rapoport said this one air while discussing the contract the the Packers gave to NT Kenny Clark earlier on Sunday. While Jones has certainly showed his value as a touchdown-machine over the last couple of years (24 TD's since 2018), the Packers spent this year's second-round pick on Boston College running back A.J. Dillon which crowds up the backfield. Both Jones and Jamaal Williams have contracts that expire after the 2020 season, so it'll be interesting who the Packers plan to lock up longterm.
RB Aaron Jones in response to the Packers drafting RB AJ Dillon, “I’m just going to have to raise my game.”
The Packers selected RB AJ Dillon in the second round of the 2020 NFL Draft. Jones is looking secure a new contract and recently said he would love to be a “lifelong Packer.” The 26-year-old RB had this to say about the Packers drafting Dillon. “I know it’s the NFL,” said Jones. “They are bringing in guys every day to compete so I mean it’s just going to raise my game and I’m excited to have him there and start working with him, teaching him the playbook and everything.” Coming off a career-year, Jones is expected to handle majority of the carries out of the Packers’ backfield. He logged 236 carries for 1,064 rushing yards and 19 total touchdowns in 2019. Jones is currently 10th among al running backs in the latest expert consensus rankings.
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