Watch Packers RB Aaron Jones First Career NFL Touchdown [VIDEO]
Former UTEP running back Aaron Jones was given the opportunity of a lifetime last night as the Packers hosted the Chicago Bears on Thursday Night Football. The stars aligned for Jones, who had solely been utilized on special teams for Green Bay thus far this season when starting RB Ty Montgomery went down in the first quarter with broken ribs, and rookie fourth round backup Jamaal Williams was knocked out of the game in the second quarter with a knee injury.
Jones came in to the game in the second quarter and made the most of his opportunity by rushing for 49 yards on 13 carries, and scored a 2-yard touchdown, the first of his NFL career. Of course Jones did the famed "Lambeau Leap" following his TD. Overall, Jones' performance was quite impressive, let's face it, we all knew he had the potential to become a great running back in the NFL, all he needed was the chance. Without the injuries, odds are that we wouldn't have seen Jones play running back for the Packers much this season, if at all.
With his solid performance, and the injuries to Montgomery and Williams, don't be surprised to see quite a bit of Jones in the next few weeks and maybe even beyond for Green Bay. Talk about one of the top fantasy football waiver wire pickups this coming week, I think I'l try and pick Aaron up for my fantasy team, how about you?