The question has come up more than a few times. Will the Green Bay Packers start Aaron Jones at running back when Ty Montgomery returns?
Coach Mike McCarthy will only say that Jones will get more opportunities moving forward.
“I hope I have a 1-4 punch,” McCarthy said. “That’s why we drafted three running backs. It takes time. It’s a young man’s league, I get it, and Aaron had an opportunity he cashed in. I’m proud of him. He’s earned more opportunities moving forward. But this is not a one-man show. It’s going to take them all. I want to make hard decisions who’s on the 46[-man gameday roster].”
Jones has rushed for 174 yards on 32 carries and scored two touchdowns on the season. He got his first action two weeks ago after Montgomery broke his ribs. However, it appears Montgomery will return sooner rather than later.
Montgomery only has 152 yards on 46 carries this season. In likelihood, both backs are going to get touches.
The other two guys in that 1-4 punch would be Jamaal Williams and Devante Mays. Williams has just 10 carries this year and Mays doesn’t have any.