Green Bay Packers: 5 things to be thankful for in 2018-19

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3. Continued development of Aaron Jones

After a rookie season that saw him do some of the best running back work that we have seen for the Packers in a long time, the question was whether or not Aaron Jones would be able to continue that this year. Despite the limited workload, Jones has been able to improve on that rookie year. He has looked like one of the most explosive running backs in the NFL since he debuted last year, and he looks like the team’s bell cow running back of the future.

On a team with Rodgers at quarterback, the running back needs to be able to pass block well. This is an area that Jones struggled in as a rookie, but he has greatly bounced back this year. He currently ranks tied for sixth among running backs in his pass-blocking grade, and he is only getting better with more practice at it. When Rodgers says you should be in the game more, he has faith that you’re doing your job well.

Jones is set to be the feature back of this team for the future, and it will be exciting to see how high he can climb in terms of the leaguewide ranks. It’s been over a decade since the Packers boasted a top-5 running back, but Jones has the ability to be that for them. If you love running backs, then Jones is something for you to be thankful for.