Aaron Jones

Aaron Jones

Preseason

Chance of Injury in 2020: question mark 79%
Chance of Injury per Game: question mark 9.3%
Projected Games missed for 2020: question mark 2.3
Durability: question mark 6

Medium Risk

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Aaron Jones Player Overview

Aaron Jones is 25-years old this season and grew up in the El Paso, Texas area. Jones was a three-star athlete before he chose to stay in his hometown to play college ball at a lesser-known school, UTEP.

During his college seasons, Jones was putting up some monster numbers (301 rushing yards and 4 TDs in 1 game) on his way to setting multiple school records. He finished his senior season with 1,773 rushing yards (7.7 YPC), 17 rushing TDs, 28 receptions, three receiving TDs (and a passing TD).

Jones played all four seasons at UTEP and declared for the 2017 NFL Draft. At the NFL Combine, he ran a 4.56-second 40-yard dash. The Green Bay Packers chose him in the fifth round, 182nd overall.

In his rookie season, Jones took advantage of injuries to Ty Montgomery and Jamaal Williams, finishing ninth in the league in rushing yards among NFL rookies despite only playing in 12 games. He led the team with four rushing TDs, averaged 5.5 YPC and caught 9 of 18 targets for only 22 yards.

Jones faced a two-game suspension heading into the 2018 season for violating the NFL’s Substance Abuse policy. Returning, he flashed his potential, playing in 12 of the remaining 14 games, rushing for 728 yards on only 133 carries (5.5 YPC), 8 TDs, adding 26 catches on 35 targets for 206 yards (7.9 YPC) and 1 TD.

In 2018 Aaron Jones feasted on mostly bad rushing defenses and averaged 5.5 yards per attempt (in fact he did that in his first 2 NFL seasons). To put this in historical context, during Alvin Kamara’s monster-efficient 2017 season he averaged 6.1 YPC, and during Adrian Peterson’s record-setting 2012 season, he averaged 6.0 YPC. Almost 60% of Jones’ TDs came in the seven games (out of his 24 NFL games), where he averaged over 70 rushing yards (it seemed to be feast or famine for him).

Entering the 2019 season, Aaron Jones did not start training camp well, as he suffered a hamstring strain that…

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Aaron Jones Injury History

Date League Injury Details
Dec 16, 2018 NFL Knee MCL Sprain Grade 2 Jones missed the final 2 games of the season with a sprained right MCL.
Jul 28, 2018 NFL Thigh Hamstring Sprain/Pull Unspecified Grade 1 Jones missed about 2 weeks of training camp with a hamstring injury.
Dec 23, 2017 NFL Knee MCL Sprain Grade 2 Jones sprained his left MCL in Week 16 and missed the season's final game.
Nov 12, 2017 NFL Knee MCL Sprain Grade 2 Jones sprained his right MCL in the 1st quarter of the Week 10 win over the Bears. He missed the next 2 games.