Aaron Jones is without question the No. 1 running back on the Green Bay Packers' roster, but that wasn't the case starting the 2018 NFL season. Even though he was viewed as the most talented back on the roster, he didn't see a whole lot of playing time early on in the year.

In a recent interview as shared by 247 Sports, Jones opened up about the lack of playing time and shared why the Packers made him work his way back in.

“We had two other backs in front of me who are very capable of playing well at the time. I was coming off a suspension. They were just trying to get me working back in the mix of things.”

Fans got frustrated fairly early on about Jones' lack of playing time. After seeing the way he had played as a rookie in 2017, the expectations were high for Jones. However, his suspension and earning his way back into the lineup certainly makes sense.

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Jones is expected to be the workhorse running back in new head coach Matt LaFleur's offense. Jamaal Williams will still receive some work, but the Packers want to see just how good Jones is capable of being.

During the 2018 season with the Packers, Jones ended up carrying the football 133 times for 728 yards and eight touchdowns. Those numbers average out to an impressive 5.5 yards per carry. He also caught 26 passes for 206 yards and a touchdown.

Aaron Rodgers will need a consistent running game in 2019 and Jones is more than ready to step up and be that guy. He has the talent, now he just needs the opportunity.