Packers RB Aaron Jones reacts to his rating in Madden 21
With EA Sports slowly releasing its positional rankings for the “Madden 21” video game over the course of the week, Green Bay Packers starting running back Aaron Jones has become just the latest NFL player to react to their individual rating. Going in a different direction than most, however, Jones was actually pretty content with his 90 overall rating upon speaking to Field Yates of ESPN.
It is also worth noting that Jones is only one of seven running backs to receive a “Madden 21” rating of at least 90, so his happiness doesn’t come as too much of a surprise under those circumstances. Even so, it is very rare to see a player that doesn’t believe that they should have a higher rating when the annual rankings are released for EA Sports’ legendary video game.
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With the likes of Carolina Panthers running back Christian McCaffrey, Tennessee Titans running back Derrick Henry and a few others just ahead of Jones, the veteran rusher has really started to come into his own as of late. The 25-year-old running back has notably spent his entire three-year NFL playing career as a member of the heralded Packers. Green Bay originally selected Jones in the fifth round of the 2017 NFL Draft out of UTEP.
Since that time, Jones has appeared in 40 regular-season games as a member of the Packers en route to rushing for 2,260 yards and 28 touchdowns on 450 carries. In 2019-20, Jones appeared in all 16 regular-season games and rushed for more than 1,000 yards for the first time as an NFL running back.