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Aaron Jones, NFL MVP? Aaron Rodgers goes to bat for his Packers teammate

Jesse Reed
Aaron Jones
Oct 6, 2019; Arlington, TX, USA; Green Bay Packers running back Aaron Jones (33) gestures after scoring his fourth touchdown in the game against the Dallas Cowboys at AT&T Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Tim Heitman-USA TODAY Sports

After yet another spectacular game from Aaron Jones, Green Bay Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers thinks it’s time to start talking NFL MVP.

Speaking with the media after Sunday’s win over the Carolina Panthers, Rodgers said, “I know Christian (McCaffrey) is a very talented player, and he’s been mentioned in the MVP race, so maybe it’s time to start talking about Aaron Jones,” per Ryan Wood of the Green Bay Press-Gazette.

Jones rushed for 93 yards and three touchdowns as the Packers edged the Panthers on Sunday. Now with 14 touchdowns from scrimmage this season, he is tied with McCaffrey for the league lead.

If any running back is going to win NFL MVP this year, it’s likely going to be McCaffrey. He has quite the edge over Jones when it comes to scrimmage yards, with 1,385 through nine games. Jones has 943 yards through 10 games. So there’s a significant discrepancy there.

Additionally, the Panthers don’t have the luxury of having an Aaron Rodgers under center every Sunday. Yet it’s still pretty awesome for a former NFL MVP like Rodgers to be showering his young running back with this kind of praise.