Packers have talked to Aaron Jones about an extension

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Yet another Packers player who wants to finish his career in Green Bay watched the team draft his possible replacement.

Aaron Jones, however, may get to.

According to Rob Demovsky of ESPN.com, the agent for the Packers running back said he’s talked to the team about an extension for Jones, who is entering the final year of his rookie deal.

“Whether it’s my first year or my last year on a deal, I’m going to be just as motivated,” Jones said during a videoconference. “It doesn’t change just because a contract is on the line for me. I mean, I’m going to continue to work and do everything in my power. I trust my agency and the Packers. With that, I would love to be a lifelong Packer. That’s my take on that.”

Jones tied for the league lead with 19 touchdowns last year, but the Packers used their second-round pick on Boston College running back A.J. Dillon. (And after watching them use their first one on quarterback Jordan Love, Aaron Rodgers nodded a knowing nod.)

Last year was Jones’ first 1,000-yard season, and he finished with 1,558 yards from scrimmage. The Packers have made it clear they want to run the ball effectively and regularly, so there’s probably enough work for both Jones and Dillon this year.

Whether the money is there remains to be seen, as the Packers haven’t given a second contract to a drafted running back since 2010.

17 responses to “Packers have talked to Aaron Jones about an extension

  1. Aaron Jones is probably the best running back in the division, and if this Dillon kid plays to his talent level the Packers are going to have a monster offense for the foreseeable future.

  2. First round: Backup quarterback
    Second round: Backup running back

  3. Pay the man like he’s the best back in the division…please. Cause he’s only about the 4th best….

  4. the Packers haven’t given a second contract to a drafted running back since 2010.
    ——
    Haven’t drafted one worthy of a second contract til now unfortunately.

  5. Aaron must appreciate living in a community where safety is paramount- especially when it comes to interactions with law enforcement.

  6. I love Aaron Jones.
    He’s a hard worker, a very effective rusher, the best RB in the division, and arguably one of the top 5 in the conference.
    He’s well liked and respected in the locker room, as well as a fan favorite, if you can get him under contract for a reasonable deal it’s a win/win.
    But that’s the rub.

    You simply don’t want to fall into the trap of overspending for one of the most replaceable positions in today’s NFL.
    The league is rife with clear examples of this mistake.
    Let the other teams continue to make it.

    No, I’d much rather invest that additional $$$ in the offensive line and simply get fresh legs every 4-6 years.
    Which is exactly why I was pleased to see GB tap AJ Dillon in the 2nd round this year.
    Depending on AJ’s adjustment, maybe resigning Jamaal Williams would be the more prudent move.
    It certainly would be the more fiscally responsible one.
    Dexter Williams would be another consideration to take on a larger role next season too.
    Long story, short, the Packers have plenty of options.
    Options to not overpay.

    And even though it’s obvious that GB will be making a stronger commitment to the run than years past under Mike McCarthy, the offense will still be dictated through the passing game.
    Regardless to what Matt LaFleur has said publicly, NFL teams will still rely on veteran QBs to get the job done.
    It’s just smart football as the rules have been slanted that way for years.

    Hopefully Jones and the Packers are able to find some reasonable common ground on a short term extension, I’d be thrilled.
    I think it’s obvious that Jones still has plenty of tread on his tires, as well as the fact that continuity breeds success.
    But there are cautionary tales out there against it.

  7. AJ Dillon is the Thunder to Aaron Jones Lightning. Having that Thunder RB will only make Aaron Jones better. This duo will be lethal to opposing defenses.

    Rookie RB’s can have immediate impact on a offense, unlike rookie WR’s that take time to develop into impactful pieces of the offense.

    With Thunder & Lightning at RB, this will also open up the play action passing game that is such a integral part of Matt LaFleur’s offense. The running game was good, but not operating at a fully elite level last season. That did affect the passing game somewhat. I love Jamaal Williams, but he isn’t AJ Dillon.

    The Packers won 14 games last regular season and playoffs, and were not even firing on all cylinders yet.

    The sky is the limit. Stay tuned. The party starts on September 13th. It’s going to be a very fun season.🤙👍

    #OneTeamOneNation

    #PackerNation!🏈

  8. This revamped backfield with Jones and Dillon is going to be very hard to stop.

  9. Rick Spielman is a Magician says:
    May 27, 2020 at 4:49 pm
    First round: Backup quarterback
    Second round: Backup running back
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    First round……dynasty No.4 (following Starr, Favre, and Rodgers.)
    Second round……a better, smarter, healthier Eddie Lacy,

  10. stellarperformance says:
    May 28, 2020 at 8:18 am

    First round……dynasty No.4 (following Starr, Favre, and Rodgers.)
    Second round……a better, smarter, healthier Eddie Lacy,
    _______________

    What’s that you always say about hoping, wishing, and praying?

  11. Alan Light says:
    May 27, 2020 at 5:42 pm

    Pay the man like he’s the best back in the division…please. Cause he’s only about the 4th best….

    +++++

    His career average of 5.2 yards per carry ties him with Jim Brown.

    And Jim Brown has the 3rd highest average of all NFL running backs who ever played (in all divisions).

  12. Sorry detractors, but average backs don’t have the vision to find gaps that Aaron Jones has.

  13. Rick Spielman is a Magician says:
    May 27, 2020 at 4:49 pm
    First round: Backup quarterback
    Second round: Backup running back

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    If you are drafting to plug in immediate starters for the next season, you are not very good and are probably picking towards the top of the draft every year. It is a bonus if rookies in any round are that final piece for the next season. I don’t have a problem with any of the picks except that a couple could have possibly been taken later. A good running game will be beneficial for Rodgers in his final years and when Love gets his shot.

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