Aaron Jones was finally unleashed by the Green Bay Packers in their Week 9 win over the Los Angeles Rams at Lambeau Field. After struggling with hamstring issues all season long, it seems that he has finally worked his way back to full health. The timing couldn’t have been better for the team after they had dropped four straight games and dropped to 2-5.
With the win, the Packers moved to 3-5 on the season. Granted, they are still not viewed as a playoff contender, but if they string a few wins together they can turn that around.
However, there was a major moment for Jones in the Week 9 win aside from simply being back to full health and finally being utilized the way fans have been waiting for. With his performance, he ended up passing legendary wide receiver Donald Driver for seventh place on the all-time Packers’ touchdown list.
Aaron Jones moves into 7th in franchise history 📈 with TD No. 6️⃣3️⃣, moving past Donald Driver and Paul Hornung (62)! pic.twitter.com/8Ft8t54YBw
— Green Bay Packers (@packers) November 5, 2023
Aaron Jones Is A Necessary Piece For The Packers Moving Forward
It has become clear over the last few years that Aaron Jones is one of the most undervalued stars in the NFL. He is a touchdown machine, an elite dual-threat running back, and the heart and soul of the Green Bay offense. The Packers need Jones and quite honestly Jones needs the Packers.
So far this season in five games, Jones has carried the football 49 times for 196 yards and two touchdowns. He has also 14 receptions for 147 yards and another touchdown.
Being able to pass a legend like Driver is a huge moment for Jones in his Packers’ career. There are some rumblings that the team could move on from him in the offseason, but that would be a massive mistake. Jones will be an integral piece to Jordan Love’s continued development.
It will be interesting to see what the future holds for Aaron Jones in Green Bay. No matter what the outcome ends up being, he truly has been one of the most underrated stars in franchise history and his touchdown numbers prove that.