Aaron Jones has been outstanding with the Green Bay Packers this season. If the Packers could get another Aaron Jones on the team, why wouldn’t they? Jones may be seeing a familiar face on the Green Bay roster in the very near future.
Aaron Jones has developed into a star
While the big guns were being drafted in 2017, Aaron Jones slipped through the cracks and into the lap of the Green Bay Packers. Patrick Mahomes, Deshaun Watson, Jamal Adams, and Myles Garrett were all selected in the first round of the 2017 NFL draft. Aaron Jones, however, turned out to be one of the biggest steals that year.
Jones, a 5-foot-9, 208-pound running back out of UTEP, was selected in the fifth round. He was the 182nd overall player selected in the draft. He was the second running back taken by the Packers, behind Jamaal Williams, and the second Jones selected, behind safety Josh Jones, by the team.
Aaron Jones has blossomed into an elite running back in the NFL. He came into his own last year, starting all 16 games and leading the NFL in rushing touchdowns with 16. He added three more receiving touchdowns. Hew rushed for 1,084 yards. Through four games this season, Jones has four rushing and two receiving touchdowns.
Packers bringing in Jones’ twin brother for a workout
Alvin Jones, the twin brother of Green Bay Packers star running back Aaron Jones is expected to be brought in for a workout by the Packers. Both Alvin and Aaron played their college ball at UTEP. Aaron was a standout running back, while Alvin was one of the school’s best defensive players as a linebacker.
According to CBS Sports, Alvin Jones finished with 343 tackles in four seasons at UTEP, the second-most at the program since 2000. His 40 tackles for loss rank third in school history and his 15 sacks are fourth-most in school history. He signed with the Baltimore Ravens as an undrafted free agent in 2018. He was waived with an injury settlement.
Alvin Jones needs to clear COVID-19 protocol before he can work out with any team. Aaron Jones would love to have his brother on the team. “I’m glad he’s going to get his opportunity and get a chance to work out,” Aaron said Friday to ESPN. “I know he’ll do whatever he needs to do and hopefully he’s on the team with me. I’d love to have that. That’d be a true joy.”
The Jones brothers are very close
Aaron and Alvin Jones are fraternal twins. They played college football together and have an opportunity to play pro ball together. During his junior year at UTEP, Aaron Jones injured suffered a season-ending injury in the second week and red-shirted. He never made it to his senior season because Alvin convinced him he should go pro.
“He was pretty much the reason I left school (a year early),” Aaron said, according to ESPN. “After I sat down and talked to my coaches, my parents and everybody I needed to talk to, I talked to him because I felt like I would’ve been leaving him. We wanted to go to school together, so we did that, but he was like, ‘It’s been your dream ever since we were little kids, go live your dream. I couldn’t be mad at you for that.’ Once he told me that, my mind was made up.”