The Green Bay Packers missed Aaron Jones last week. It doesn’t take a genius or professional analyst to see that the running game wasn’t as effective without Jones on the field. The hamstring injury was enough of a problem that the Packers decided to keep him out. One crazy statistic shows the importance of Jones and how good he is in the offense.
Green Bay Packers Aaron Jones Crazy Stat
Jones has only played about two and a half quarters of football because he left the game against the Bears early. He still posted a respectable 86 receiving yards in that game. After week 2, that is more receiving yards than Ja’Marr Chase, Terry McLaurin, Tyler Lockett, Jahan Dotson, George Kittle, Kyle Pitts, Darnell Mooney, Jaxon Smith-Njigba, and Christian McCaffrey. All of these players played in two full games. Jones has always had a great prowess for receiving and this shows how he can thrive in the Packers’ offense. While I would expect most of these players to surpass Jones at some point, the fact that he has outgained them so far is impressive.
Back For Week 3?
It is trending the right way. He was a participant in practice today for the first time since the injury. The running game needs him back badly. AJ Dillon had a golden opportunity on Sunday and did not do much with it. He was stopped on key downs and couldn’t pick up the chunk yards that Jones can so often get. While nothing is official, the hope is that Jones is back for the home opener against the Saints. The pass rush of the Saints has always been good and a solid running game will help slow them down.
The Green Bay Packers need Jones back on the field. Last week was likely a precaution as starting the season 1-1 is by no means a disaster. Hopefully this week he will be back and can keep racking up the receiving yards.