Aaron Rodgers says Aaron Jones deserves consideration for the MVP Award
There was certainly no shortage of star power on offense between Green Bay Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers and Carolina Panthers running back Christian McCaffrey in Week 10. However, Rodgers feels that the biggest MVP candidate happened to be in Green Bay’s backfield.
Jones is coming off yet another spectacular outing that saw him net a hat trick in the 24-16 victory. Rodgers feels he should be garnering the most noise for MVP honors, , via Ryan Wood of the Green Bay Press-Gazette:
“I know Christian is a very talented player, and he’s been mentioned in the MVP race, so maybe it’s time to start talking about Aaron Jones,” Rodgers said.
There is certainly plenty of truth to Rodgers’ comments. Although he has not netted much yardage in comparison to some of the other elite running backs in the league, he has managed to find paydirt quite often in the 2019 NFL season. In fact, his 93-yard, three-touchdown performance against the Panthers has now left him tied with McCaffrey for the league lead in touchdowns (11).
Jones has long been on the cusp of a breakout season and it has finally come to fruition in the 2019 campaign thanks to the balanced approach on offense. While sharing the backfield with running back Jamaal Williams has largely kept his production in check, he has managed to take full advantage of his opportunities once Green Bay is in the red zone.
Despite his stellar numbers, the prospect of Jones garnering some MVP buzz may be far-fetched since they still pale in comparison to what McCaffrey and some of the other quarterbacks around the league are doing. Regardless, Rodgers’ praise could go a long way when it comes time to start considering yearly honors.