Everything about this offense lends itself to tailback Aaron Jones having a terrific season. The acceleration, anticipation and vision that Jones has shown to be his best traits are the perfect attributes for the wide-zone system LaFleur installed. That LaFleur’s offense also affords running backs plenty of opportunities in the passing game — a proclamation reinforced by plenty of receiving drills in practice — should only boost Jones’ productivity in 2019.
In his first two years in the league, Aaron Jones posted a combined 1,404 yards and 13 touchdowns, while missing four games per season. His receptions went from a mere nine in 2017 to 26 last season, gaining more looks in the passing game even as his sophomore season wore on. Jones put in the effort to revamp his diet in the hopes of maintaining durability for the 2019 season and should get the bulk of the backfield load in this new Matt LaFleur offense, which allows for plenty of work for RBs in the passing game.
John Paulson has Jones ranked as RB15 heading into the 2019 season with a third-round price tag.