Now that Aaron Rodgers has as many Super Bowl rings as Brett Favre, Rodgers has no qualms about suggesting personnel moves. The different between Rodgers and Favre? The front office actually seems to be listening to Rodgers.
Days after Rodgers made a public plea for the Packers to keep receiver James Jones, Jones has agreed to terms on a three-year deal, according to the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel.
“James is extremely talented and he’s a guy that I think we have to bring back without a doubt,” Rodgers told ESPN Milwaukee. “He should be priority No. 1. And I mean that with all my heart. He really should be priority No. 1. We don’t win the Super Bowl without him. And we need him.”
They got him.
Per Tom Silverstein of the Journal-Sentinel, Rodgers and receiver Donald Driver lobbied the front office directly to keep Jones. A four-year veteran, Jones had a career best 679 receiving yards in 2010, third on the team behind Greg Jennings and Driver. Jones also had 11 catches for 144 yards and two touchdowns in the postseason, including five for 50 yards in Super Bowl XLV.
The move comes after Jones flirted with the Vikings, who signed former Falcons first-rounder Michael Jenkins.