Aaron Jones is one of the best playmakers on the Green Bay Packers offense. Presently, Jones is set to count for $20 million against the salary cap in 2023. This is a substantial sum; however, the Packers have proven they are able to get creative to keep the players that they want. Brian Gutekunst has stated he clearly wants Aaron Jones back in 2023. Today Aaron Jones lashed out on social media regarding a certain NFL rule.
Aaron Jones Lashes Out On Twitter Over Specific Rule
One of the worst tackles in football if you ask me I've seen a lot of athletes including myself get hurt and miss time due to tackles like these !!! https://t.co/2zZioCgvQN
— Aaron Jones 3️⃣3️⃣ (@Showtyme_33) January 26, 2023
Aaron Jones went off regarding the tackle that injured Cowboys’ running back Tony Pollard. According to Pro Football Talk:
Cowboys running back Tony Pollard injured his ankle during the divisional round of the playoffs and the NFL is expected to look into the mechanics of the tackle that led to the injuries this offseason.
49ers cornerback Jimmie Ward grabbed Pollard from behind and then pulled the back down while dropping his own body to the turf. Pollard’s leg got trapped underneath, resulting in a high ankle sprain and fractured fibula. Pollard had surgery this week.
The NFL has made rule changes in the past to ban things like low hits on quarterbacks and horse collar tackles because of the injuries that they can cause. Any discussion this offseason does not mean they will follow the same path, but it looks like it could be under consideration for the future. We have seen multiple injuries this year that resulted from the same type of tackle Jones’ was referring to. Aaron Jones said he thinks Patrick Mahomes’ injury fell under the same category. Aaron Jones certainly can’t be the only player who feels this way about these types of tackles and the league will be looking into it this off-season.
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