Packers Planning Backfield By Committee Early
The Green Bay Packers have a surplus of potentially talented running backs. Three players started games for them at the position in 2017 — Aaron Jones, Jamaal Williams and Ty Montgomery.
Both Jones and Williams had multiple 100-yard games. Montgomery, as has become somewhat the norm, was slowed by injuries.
Who gets the nod in 2018 will be one of the questions of training camp. The answer, right now, appears to be no one.
Team source I trust says all 3 will spilt at start of year but Aaron Jones is the one you’ll want by mid-season. Do what you want with that but man do I love Jones draft day price right now.
— Matthew Berry (@MatthewBerryTMR) May 29, 2018
No real surprise there. Coach Mike McCarthy has never been able to figure out what to do with the running game. At least in recent seasons.
I don’t think Berry’s projection of Jones taking over by midseason came from his team source. I think he just likes Jones’ fantasy upside and is making a prediction.
We like Jones too. He’s more explosive than Williams and a better natural runner than Montgomery.
The knock on him has been pass protection. However, Jones has looked bigger and stronger during OTAs. Perhaps that will help him pass protection. Or, maybe it will just slow him down.
As far as the running back by committee, we’ve never been real fond, especially with three guys involved. No one is able to get into the flow of the game. However, as we saw with his game-winning TD run against Tampa Bay, Jones is best suited for that role.
Jones went 20-odd yards for the game winner after barely playing the entire game.
And what’s not to like about Jones? He helps old ladies at the airport.
— Momica (@MonicaAllen11) May 29, 2018