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Tuesday Cheese Curds: Aaron Jones looks back on a great run

Once a Day 3 pick in the NFL Draft, Jones has solidified his place in Packers history.

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You never know where the next great player is going to come from. Aaron Jones, who’s rightfully (finally?) getting some attention as one of the greatest Packers players of the 21st century, was a fifth-round pick, and wasn’t even the first (or the last!) running back the Packers took in 2017. Yet he’s steadily and consistently improved every year, and his consistent availability as a 5-foot-9, 195-pound running back is remarkable. He’s missed just four games over the past four seasons, and one of those was a healthy scratch as the Packers rested him in Week 18 of the 2021 season.

Jones has steadily climbed the Packers’ all-time rushing leaderboards as a result, landing in the third spot in 2022. He likely won’t go any higher than that, but still, what a run for someone who was once a fairly lightly regarded player.

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Jones says his proudest accomplishment of the 2022 season was not missing any games despite a couple of lingering injuries.

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Special teams additions: pretty good! Everyone else: much less good!

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As Rodgers speculation swirls, enjoy this perspective from a Patriots writer.

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For ESPN+ users, a look at the spinning wheel of quarterback transactions.

DVOA Prefers 49ers in Close Final Four | Football Outsiders

The stats like the 49ers the rest of the way.

Company offers $1,000 to eat cheese before bed | UPI

I’m applying since I do this for free already.