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Aaron Jones debuts at No. 33 on NFL Network's 'Top 100'

Packers running back broke a franchise record with 23 TDs in 2019

RB Aaron Jones
RB Aaron Jones

GREEN BAY – Aaron Jones' breakout season has gotten the NFL's attention.

The Packers' fourth-year running back came in at No. 33 on the NFL Network's "Top 100 Players of 2020," Jones' first appearance on the annual list voted on by players.

The recognition comes after Jones amassed 1,558 yards and 19 total touchdowns in 16 regular-season starts in 2019. His 19 TDs tied Carolina's Christian McCaffrey for the most in the NFL, while his 23 TDs (including playoffs) broke a Packers' record.

Jones rushed for a career-high 1,084 yards on 236 carries (4.6 avg.) in the regular season, making him Green Bay's first 1,000-yard rusher since RB Eddie Lacy in 2014. His 16 regular-season rushing TDs tied Tennessee's Derrick Henry for the NFL lead, a first for a Packers player since Jim Taylor led the league in rushing touchdowns with 19 in 1962.

Since being drafted in the fifth round in 2017, Jones ranks third among NFL running backs with an average of 5.02 yards per carry (min. 200 att.). That's also the highest average in franchise history for a Packers running back with at least 400 carries.

Jones is one of only three players in the NFL (Alvin Kamara and Mark Ingram are the others) to post 80-plus carries and average 4.5-plus yards per carry each of the last three seasons (2017-19).

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