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Packers’ Aaron Rodgers says Aaron Jones needs to be given more opportunities

Aaron Rodgers, Aaron Jones

Through the first 10 weeks of the season, the Green Bay Packers have tittered back and forth with their balance in the offensive game plan that has seen their running game being more a factor in recent weeks.

This has seen second-year running back Aaron Jones put forth some strong outings in the process that have helped bring more fluidity and production to the offense as a whole. It is something that star quarterback Aaron Rodgers has keenly noticed that has led to him to vouch to see Jones continue to get more chance to make an impact on the game, according to Ryan Wood of the Green Bay Press-Gazette.

Jones has continued to prove that he can be a major asset in the offensive behind his big-play ability that he has showcased in the last few weeks. His production has been on the rise over the last three weeks rushing for at least 75 yards in each of the last three games that were capped off by a season-high 145 rushing yards on 15 attempts and two touchdowns in last week’s 31-12 win over the Miami Dolphins.

The 23-year-old clearly has the ability to be a game-changing factor that has been shown in the limited amount of the carries has received this season. His production in that workload has left Rodgers inching to see what he could do in a more expanded role that may see him become more of a workhorse running back rather than an offsetting piece to the passing game.

Jones’ production provides another element to the offense that has made them an even more potent unit that creates even more problems for opposing defenses. All of this should see him be a bigger factor in this upcoming Thursday night matchup facing the Seattle Seahawks, who rank 17th in the league against the run this season.