Veteran James Jones led all wide receivers in touchdown catches last season
During a Tuesday morning appearance on the NFL Network’s NFL AM, James Jones said he was prepared to take on the role as Green Bay’s No. 1 wide receiver. ”I’m ready,” opined the six-year vet from San Jose State. “I work very hard every year. I’m ready to take in that role if we don’t get Greg Jennings back. Hopefully, I can continue to have some success, make some plays and help my team win.”
I’ve been a big Jones supporter for years. In 2008, I predicted Pro Bowls in his future. In 2011, I urged GM Ted Thompson to re-sign him – even if it meant getting rid of Donald Driver. And just last spring, I argued against the idea of trading him. But as much as I admire Jones, I also know that he’s not a No. 1 receiver.
Jones enjoyed his best season in 2012. He established personal highs in receptions (65), yards (784) and touchdowns (14), which led the league. But even in a career year, the only number that screamed