Jones will be joined by a new running back in 2020 after the Packers selected AJ Dillon in the second round of this year's draft. The Packers' running back room was in good shape heading into both the draft and the 2020 season, as it contained Jones and Jamaal Williams, who combined for over 2,200 yards from scrimmage and 25 touchdowns in 2019. However, both players will be free agents in 2021, so Dillon was added to provide some long-term security at the position. Dillon is a power back, so he will be more of a threat to Williams' opportunities than Jones', and Jones -- who accounted for over 1,500 yards and 19 scores himself last year -- still figures to be the Packers' primary running back in any games that are played in 2020. That will remain the case should he sign an extension with Green Bay, but with Dillon on board, the Packers could be less inclined to shell out big bucks for Jones next offseason.
Jones rushed 12 times for 56 yards and a touchdown and brought in all five targets for 27 yards and another score during the Packers' 37-20 loss to the 49ers in Sunday's NFC Championship Game. Jones' rushing yardage total paced the Packers for the evening, and he was able to find the end zone on a nine-yard grab and a one-yard rush in the third and fourth quarter, respectively. The two-score tally was a fitting complement to a stellar regular season for Jones, one that saw him rush for a career-high 1,084 yards and 16 touchdowns while adding a 49-474-3 line through the air. Jones will look to put together an even bigger season in 2020 in anticipation of going into unrestricted free agency ahead of the 2021 campaign.
Jones carried 21 times for 62 yards and two touchdowns during Sunday's 28-23 divisional-round win over the Seahawks. He also caught one of two targets for four yards. Jones' yardage output was lacking on an evening when he averaged just 3.0 yards per carry while doing next to nothing as a receiver. He salvaged his performance from a fantasy perspective with a pair of one-yard touchdown runs in the second quarter. Jones finished the regular season with three 100-yard games in his last four, so his struggles to produce efficiently came as a bit of a surprise. Things won't get any easier in next week's NFC Championship Game against a 49ers team that just shut down the Vikings' Dalvin Cook, and that's been one of the stingiest teams against the run all season.
Jones carried the ball 25 times for 100 yards in the team's Week 17 win over Detroit. He added two receptions for 43 yards. Jones gained 10 yards or more on three separate carries, recording at least 100 rushing yards for the fifth time this season. By racking up 439 rushing yards in the last four games of the regular season, Jones also surpassed 1,000 yards on the ground for the first time in his career. Jones will be entering the final year of his rookie contract in 2020 and figures to once again lead the backfield with Jamaal Williams working closely behind him.
Jones rushed 23 times for 154 yards and two touchdowns in the Packers' 23-10 win over the Vikings on Monday night. He also brought in two of three targets for six yards and lost a fumble. Jones tore through the normally stingy Vikings run defense, and he put an exclamation point on the division-clinching victory for the Packers with a 56-yard scoring scamper up the left sideline with 5:51 remaining in the contest. That was preceded by a 12-yard touchdown rush late in the third quarter that erased a 10-9 deficit. Jones has run for 130 or more yards in two of his last three games, and he'll look to wrap the regular season up in similarly spectacular fashion at the expense of the Lions in Week 17.
|* indicates player did not play that week|
|WK||DATE||OPP||OPP RANK||OPP FPTS|
|3||09/28||@New Orleans Saints||5||13.24|
|6||10/18||@Tampa Bay Buccaneers||1||10.63|
|9||11/06||@San Francisco 49ers||3||12.16|
|3 Year Avg||150||753||9||28||234||1||156|