5'9'' / 208 lbs
Trains with Jordan Love
Jones worked with quarterback Jordan Love in California this offseason, Matt Schneidman of The Athletic reports.
Jones suggested Wednesday that earning Aaron Rodgers' trust had been a big factor in his personal success, per Ryan Wood of the Green Bay Press-Gazette. The 28-year-old running back now hopes to form a similar on-field relationship with the Packers' new starting quarterback, hoping his experience as a pass catcher and blocker can help Love thrive. The Packers are again likely to run much of their offense through Jones and power back AJ Dillon, with Love's mobility potentially adding a third component defenses need to be aware of on the ground. Jones had odd stat lines in his final season playing alongside Rodgers, getting only two touchdowns out of a career-high 1,121 rushing yards but then five touchdowns from 395 receiving yards. The receiving production will be tougher to maintain post-Rodgers, though Jones should remain one of the team's pass-catching priorities given how young the Packers are at wide receiver and tight end.
Fantasy Points by Week 2022
Weekly Stats 2022
|Fantasy Points||Betting||Rushing Stats||Receiving Stats|
|1 @MIN||Dome 72°||10.6||12th||1.33||2.0||47.5||5||49||9.8||0||49%||2||1||0||3||27||0||28%|
|2 CHI||Outdoor 73°||32.0||2nd||1.78||-10.0||42.5||15||132||8.8||1||63%||4||1||0||3||38||1||40%|
|3 @TB||Outdoor 89°||5.7||20th||0.38||1.5||41.5||12||36||3.0||0||69%||1||0||0||3||11||0||48%|
|4 NE||Outdoor 66°||14.5||6th||0.76||-8.5||39.5||16||110||6.9||0||30%||5||1||0||3||5||0||46%|
|5 NYG||Outdoor 64°||10.0||12th||0.67||-9.5||41.5||13||63||4.9||0||33%||1||0||0||2||17||0||65%|
|6 NYJ||Outdoor 49°||7.4||12th||0.62||-8.0||45.5||9||19||2.1||0||42%||0||0||0||3||25||0||45%|
|7 @WAS||Outdoor 59°||28.6||1st||1.68||-3.5||41.5||8||23||2.9||0||70%||0||0||0||9||53||2||67%|
|8 @BUF||Outdoor 54°||19.7||5th||0.82||10.5||47.5||20||143||7.2||0||34%||4||1||0||4||14||0||65%|
|10 DAL||Outdoor 33°||23.6||2nd||0.91||3.5||43.5||24||138||5.8||1||19%||3||1||0||2||18||0||62%|
|11 TEN||Outdoor 25°||14.0||8th||0.78||-3.5||41.5||12||40||3.3||0||53%||1||0||0||6||20||0||63%|
|12 @PHI||Outdoor 62°||18.9||4th||1.26||6.0||45.5||12||43||3.6||0||42%||1||0||0||3||56||1||57%|
|13 @CHI||Outdoor 38°||10.0||10th||0.71||-3.5||43.5||9||26||2.9||0||54%||1||0||0||5||24||0||28%|
|15 LA||Outdoor 15°||20.6||4th||0.98||-7.5||39.5||17||90||5.3||0||47%||3||0||0||4||36||1||49%|
|16 @MIA||Outdoor 45°||5.4||18th||0.68||3.5||49.5||6||25||4.2||0||52%||1||0||0||2||9||0||24%|
|17 MIN||Outdoor 39°||13.3||6th||0.83||-3.5||47.5||14||111||7.9||0||28%||3||1||0||2||2||0||42%|
|18 DET||Outdoor 21°||7.8||12th||0.52||-4.5||48.5||12||48||4.0||0||73%||1||0||0||3||20||0||43%|
Performance Splits: 2020 to 2022
|Fantasy Points||Rushing Averages||Receiving Averages|
Career Stats by Season: 2017 to 2022
|Fantasy Points||Rushing Stats||Receiving Stats|
Restructures contract for 2023
Jones and the Packers agreed Friday to restructure his contract for the 2023 season to an $11 million salary with an $8.52 million signing bonus, Adam Schefter of ESPN reports.
Jones' decision to restructure allows for Green Bay to retain him for the 2023 campaign rather than release him, and as noted by Schefter, he will still have two additional years remaining on his deal. The 28-year-old remains an integral component of the Packers' offense, and his presence will be key in maintaining efficient team production in 2023 regardless of whether quarterback Aaron Rodgers ultimately remains the starter. Jones racked up 1,516 scrimmage yards and seven total touchdowns while playing all 17 games in 2022, maintaining an exceptional 5.3 YPC.
Anticipated back in 2023
General Manager Brian Gutekunst said Friday he expects Jones to be on the Packers during the 2023 season, but he didn't rule out a contract restructure to reduce the running back's contract, Tom Silverstein of the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel reports.
Green Bay has a potential 'out' in Jones' contract this offseason, but it appears the dynamic 28-year-old remains in the team's future plans. Jones is currently heading into the final two seasons of his four-year, $48 million contract, however, and a restructure could be necessary for his salary to fit into the Packers' scheme. Green Bay is heading into an offseason that could contain a number of significant decisions, so keeping a versatile player who accumulated 1,516 yards from scrimmage and seven combined touchdowns in 2022 could help ensure some amount of stability on offense.
Struggles in last game of season
Jones (knee/ankle) rushed 12 times for 48 yards and lost a fumble while catching three of four targets for 20 yards in Sunday's 20-16 loss to the Lions.
Jones lost a physical battle to Detroit's front seven, as he was seen getting up gingerly after some big hits (including the one he lost a fumble on). The 28-year-old battled minor injuries throughout the season, but he still finished with 1,516 yards from scrimmage and seven combined touchdowns. Jones should continue to be the focal point on offense for a Green Bay squad with an aging quarterback and a raw receiving corps.
Ready for Sunday night
Jones (knee/ankle) doesn't have an injury designation for Sunday's game against Detroit, Rob Demovsky of ESPN.com reports.
Jones has dealt with lower-body injuries throughout the second half of the season, but he's mostly played well all the same and still gets a few more snaps than AJ Dillon most weeks. Dillon's recent dominance of goal-line work has taken a chunk out of Jones' fantasy value, but it's possible the latter gets more work Sunday, and then maybe more in the playoffs if the Packers are able to punch their ticket with a win over Detroit.
Another limited session
Jones (knee/ankle) practiced in a limited capacity Thursday, Matt Schneidman of The Athletic reports.
Jones maintained his activity level from Wednesday's walkthrough as he continues to deal with lingering knee and ankle issues. Since initially getting hurt during a Week 9 loss at Detroit, he's had a huge range of outcomes over the last seven games, tallying between eight and 26 touches per week. Friday's practice report ultimately will reveal whether or not Jones goes into the weekend with a designation for Sunday's contest against the Lions.
Stays limited at practice
Jones (knee/ankle) was a limited participant at Wednesday's walk-through practice.
Jones has been a mainstay on Packers injury reports for the second half of the campaign due to various lower-body injuries. Currently, knee and ankle issues are affecting his reps, but he still was able to tally 16 touches for 113 yards from scrimmage on 40 percent of the snaps during this past Sunday's win against the Vikings. In that same game, fellow running back AJ Dillon had a 46 percent share of snaps and 12 carries for 41 yards and one touchdown. Assuming Jones is able to play through the pain Sunday versus the Lions, he'll again team with Dillon out of Green Bay's backfield.
Tops 100 yards in win
Jones carried the ball 14 times for 111 yards and caught two of three targets for two yards in Sunday's 41-17 win over the Vikings.
Green Bay ran away with this one early, but Jones didn't need many touches to record his first 100-yard performance since Week 10. The 28-year-old has now produced his third 1,000-yard season in the last four years, and he's only 32 yards short of a new career high heading into the Packers' must-win Week 18 game against the Lions.
Cleared to face Minnesota
Jones (knee/ankle) doesn't have an injury designation for Sunday's game against Minnesota.
Jones has dealt with lower-body injuries throughout the second half of the season, including a rolled ankle this past Sunday in a 26-20 win over Miami. He nonetheless logged at least four snaps in each quarter of the game, though he finished with only six carries and two targets (compared to 11 and three, respectively, for backfield mate AJ Dillon). The absence of an injury designation on Friday's final report is good news, but there is still some chance Jones again handles a lesser role compared to the large workload advantage he had over Dillon earlier this season. Both have merit as Week 17 fantasy plays against a struggling Minnesota defense.