The Green Bay Packers have had a lot of good players don their jersey throughout the franchise’s existence. Recently, a lot of that focus has been on the offensive side of the ball, where the team has been fortunate enough to have some all-time greats.
Having 30 consecutive years of Hall of Fame production under center was certainly fortunate. The Packers went from Brett Favre to Aaron Rodgers and are hoping that Jordan Love can continue that high standard of play.
Each of them had a go-to wide receiver to rely on, but sometimes lost in the shuffle was a running back to help take the load off of them. In recent years, that role has been played by Aaron Jones.
A fifth-round pick in the 2017 NFL Draft out of UTEP, Jones has been a very productive player for the Packers. Whether it is as a rusher or pass catcher, he has shown an adept ability to impact the game in numerous ways as a true dual-threat out of the backfield.
Jones has already cemented his legacy as one of the best running backs in Packers history. Just how good has he been? He is already third on the team’s all-time rushing list with 5,284 yards, making him one of four players to reach the 5K rushing mark.
John Brockington, a three-time Pro Bowler, was surpassed last season by Jones. Next up on the list are Jim Taylor, a Hall of Famer with 8,207 rushing yards and Ahman Green, a four-time Pro Bowler with 8,322 yards.
Out of the quartet, Jones has the highest yards per rush average with 5.1; Brockington was at 3.9 while Taylor and Green were both 4.5. Despite some issues holding onto the ball last season, Jones has also had the best ball security with only 13 fumbles. Brockington had 23 in his career, as Taylor had 33 and Green had 34.