Josh Jones’ Packers Career Ends in Disappointment
Green Bay Packers safety Josh Jones was thought to be part of the next rebuild of the Packers secondary for the next generation. It started with Ha Ha Clinton-Dix then Damarious Randall. That didn’t work out very well. Green Bay tried again with Kevin King and Jones. The jury is still out on King. He’s a good player when healthy but that’s the keyword. Jones is a different story. He never came close to the potential of a second-round draft pick. The North Carolina State product showed a true lack of maturity throughout his short time in Green Bay and to add insult, don’t look at the players drafted after him.
Jones might be the most stubborn player on the Packers for the least amount of talent. He showed a complete lack of maturity when it came to being a member of the Green Bay Packers. Mike Pettine wanted Jones to play more hybrid linebacker to be a Deone Buchannon-type player for the Packers. The Packers safety refused to make a switch because he was hell-bent on being a safety yet he could not defend the deep pass to save his fucking soul. You usually have to do that when you’re playing in the defensive backfield. It didn’t just end there though. Jones had the balls to request a trade this offseason instead of competing for his starting spot with Darnell Savage. He held himself out of OTAs with a supposed hamstring injury instead of competing. That says everything you need to know, right?
What adds to this disaster of a draft pick is who came after Jones in that year’s draft. Alvin Kamara and JuJu Smith-Schuster were two of the next 10 draft picks. Could you imagine either Kamara or Smith-Schuster on the Packer roster? As some have noted Mike McCarthy may have fucked it up, but a part of me thinks either of those guys would have made things happen on the Packers offense.
Good news for the Packers is they’re doing well at safety without Jones. Savage is on his way to be a star. Raven Greene might be having the best preseason out of anyone on the defense in the first three preseason games. Both of these players made things extremely easy for Green Bay.