The ground game had by far its best showing of the season with rookie running back Aaron Jones taking the reins. Jones rushed for 125 yards and a touchdown on 19 carries, leading to the obvious question of just where the depth chart stands at the position right now with Ty Montgomery (broken ribs) currently sidelined and rookies Jamaal Williams and Davante Mays getting little to no snaps.
Asked if he’ll have a 1-2 punch with Montgomery and Jones once the veteran’s ribs heal, McCarthy took a big-picture view.
“I hope I have a 1-4 punch,” he said. “That’s why we drafted three running backs. It takes time. It’s a young man’s league, I get it, and Aaron had an opportunity he cashed in. I’m proud of him. He’s earned more opportunities moving forward."
Montgomery was playing a large number of snaps over the first three weeks with Williams getting involved on a very limited basis. After Monty and Williams went down in Week 4, Jones showed his stuff, so it only makes sense he cuts into Monty's large snap numbers.