Whether anyone liked it or not, Packers coach Mike McCarthy wasn’t about to run Aaron Jones into the ground in his first game since the Aug. 30 preseason finale against the Kansas City Chiefs, after he served a two-week suspension for violating the NFL’s substance abuse policy following his marijuana arrest last year and no-contest plea in February.
But if there’s a running back who can take over a game, it’s Jones. And this Sunday against a Buffalo Bills defense that has allowed only 80 rushing yards per game so far, McCarthy will have to at least consider a game plan that includes much more of Jones.
In his first game of the season, Jones caught one pass for five yards and had six carries for 42 yards, but as the story pointed out, all of the Packers RBs had success running the ball. So, this looks more like a committee for now as the team feels all three of their backs can play all three downs if needed. But the story added that Jones' burst might push him to the front of the group eventually.