The Green Bay Packers suffered a disappointing playoff loss after putting together a stellar 13-3 regular season in 2019. Now, some experts are predicting the Pack to take a step in the wrong direction. The Packers can't afford to be complacent, and they need to continue to build with a long-term outlook to remain competitive in the NFC North.
That's why trading away Aaron Jones would make a ton of sense.
Jones had a huge season in 2019, no doubt, leading the NFL with 16 rushing touchdowns. His 1,084 yards (4.4 per carry) weren't really anything special, though. He scored 10 of those 16 touchdowns on snaps that came from inside the opponents 5-yard line, so it's hard to give him too much credit for scoring when he was being given so many opportunities (17 carries inside the 5) to score.
The Packers also just spent a second-round pick on Boston College's A.J. Dillon, giving them a very crowded backfield while Jamaal Williams still looks like the best receiver in the group.
Making a trade even more appealing, Jones is entering the last year of his contract. With his gaudy touchdown numbers he'll likely be looking for a pretty big contract next offseason, and paying big for an extension just wouldn't make much sense after the Packers spent a high draft pick on the position this year.
Jones' impressive numbers from last year may not be all that hard to replace with the duo of Williams and Dillon. That means it would be a savvy move to trade him away now, rather than getting no compensation by waiting to lose him to free agency.
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