Could Aaron Jones be Headed to Seattle?
Could Aaron Jones be headed to Seattle in the offseason? Jones would be a pretty much perfect fit with Russell Wilson and the Seahawks. He can catch the ball; he’s proven he can handle the RB1 workload, and there’s not a tone of miles on this guy. If Seattle is going to do the run, run, run the ball thing, why not do it with the most efficient running back in the NFL? Get him to the Seattle Seahawks as we’ve been trying to free Aaron Jones for the past four years since the guy has been in the NFL.
After taking a look at touches from the 2017 running-back class, Jones is basically just barely edging out running mate Jamaal Williams over the past four seasons. Jamaal has around 650 touches, and Aaron Jones is right around 800. So he doesn’t have a lot of tread on his tires and has at least two more elite seasons in him just based on his workload. Alvin Kamara has over 1,000 touches so far from that same 2017 draft class, which is the most out of any of those guys. So in Seattle, Jones has a real chance to rival the kind of usage Kamara gets. If they give him 250 plus carries and he comes up with 50 or 60 receptions, that’s elite usage, an opportunity we still have never seen given to the Packers back. If Seattle really is going to transition to this big run game Jones is the guy they need. If you’re going to take away Russell Wilson, DK Metcalf, and Tyler Lockett to a degree, then Jones has to be their guy.