That’s what Green Bay Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers thinks. Running back Aaron Jones, who was maddeningly underutilized through much of the season, needs more opportunities.
“He’s a great player. We just need to continue to give him more opportunities,” Rodgers said.
Jones had the biggest game of his career on Sunday against Miami. He had 145 yards rushing and two touchdowns. Jones has 73 carries for 494 yards this season. That’s 6.8 yards per carry.
Meanwhile, the guy who opened the season as the team’s starter, Jamaal Williams, is averaging just 3.7 yards per carry this season.
For whatever reason, coach Mike McCarthy didn’t seem to think Jones could be a workhorse. He certainly looks like that now. And the Packers will need him to be as the weather turns colder.
In fact, with the way Rodgers is playing — not terrible, but not up to his standards — Jones should be the focal point of the offense going forward. Jones had 15 carries on Sunday, a season high for him.
Maybe he’ll hit the 20 mark one of these games if McCarthy really unleashes him.