The Packers announced their sic captains for the 2022 season. The players vote on captains and selected three offensive and defensive players. The captains this season are Aaron Rodgers, Marcedes Lewis, Aaron Jones, Adrian Amos, Kenny Clark and De’Vondre Campbell. Rodgers, Lewis, Amos and Clark have all earned the honor before, but it is the first time for Campbell and Jones. Aaron Jones took to social media to acknowledge and appreciate the selection.
This is a blessing! Thank you to my teammates for believing in me 🙏🏾💯 https://t.co/lK3eGa56D5
— Aaron Jones 3️⃣3️⃣ (@Showtyme_33) September 9, 2022
Aaron Jones as a Captain
Jones enters his sixth season as a Packer but has never been named a captain. Jones has always been highly regarded as a great teammate and presence in the locker room. It seems fitting that his teammates would vote him as a captain. Even when the team drafted AJ Dillon in the second round Jones never felt like the team was trying to replace him or push him away. In an article with The Athletic, he actually revealed how he became a fan of Dillon and wanted to help him.
“I watched his highlights and I’m like, ‘Damn, this dude is big as f—!,’” Jones told The Athletic. “I’m like, ‘I can learn some things from him!’
“He came in and it was just, effortlessly, like he just fit right in like he had been with us for years, and he became our little brother. I can’t call him little. Little big brother. He just fit in and we welcomed him with open arms. First day of being on the field, we knew the kind of player we had in him and he could really help us, and anytime you see that in a player, you want to help him that much more.”
Aaron Jones’ production on the field has never been put into question. However, now he is getting recognized as a leader. Last season, Jones was the team’s Man of the Year nominee. Now he gets to represent them on the field as a captain.
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