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How Will Aaron Jones’ Packers Career Be Remembered?

Most Packers fans are all in shock today. Aaron Jones is now a Minnesota Viking. Not many people thought that would be a possibility a few weeks ago. Well, it is more than a possibility today. This comes after Green Bay made the move to sign All-Pro running back Josh Jacobs to a four-year deal. Regardless, it is time to honor Jones’s Green Bay legacy.


One of the most productive Packer Running Backs Ever

Playing for a franchise that has housed legendary running back names like Jim Taylor, Ahman Green, Paul Horning, Clark Hinkle, and others, Aaron Jones had his work cut out for him. After being drafted in the fifth round back in 2017, no one expected anything crazy from the former UTEP star. But the man they refer to as “Showtime” more than showed out in his seven seasons in Green Bay.

The Pro Bowl back finished his Packers career ranked first in average yards per carry (5.0), third in rushing yards (5,940), fourth in rushing touchdowns (45), fourth in rushing attempts (1,177)and sixth among running backs in games played (97). He is one of the best players in the franchise’s history. Additionally, he was arguably the best running back that Aaron Rodgers ever played with. Jones led the league in total touchdowns in 2019 (19) and from 2019 to 2022, he had four consecutive seasons with at least 1,100 scrimmage yards.


A Winning Teammate

Throughout his time as a Packers, Jones became more and more of a leader and a true teammate. He helped carry his teammates on and off the field. He was so beloved in the community and the definition of a Green Bay Packer in a lot of fans’ eyes. Even GM Brian Gutekunst mentioned how difficult a decision it was to cut ties with Jones.

A winning player off the field, Jones helped the Packers win three consecutive division titles from 2019 to 2021, and he helped them make two NFC Championship Game appearances. The franchise and its fans are truly better off because Aaron Jones played for them. There is no doubt about that.


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