Aaron Jones stays with Packers

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Packers running back Aaron Jones won’t hit free agency after all.

Jones revealed on Twitter that he is staying with the Packers. Agent Drew Rosenhaus told PFT that Jones will sign a four-year contract worth $48 million, with a $13 million signing bonus.

When the Packers decided not to use the franchise tag on Jones, many league observers thought that meant he was heading elsewhere. The Packers used a second-round draft pick on running back AJ Dillon last year, so that would have made it easier for Green Bay to say goodbye.

But instead the Packers will keep Jones in place and attempt to keep their offense largely intact, hoping that Aaron Rodgers‘ MVP play last year can continue this year, and that the Packers can go even further in the postseason, with all the pieces in place.

48 responses to “Aaron Jones stays with Packers

  1. hoping that Aaron Rodgers‘ MVP play last year can continue this year, and that the Packers can go even further in the postseason, with all the pieces in place

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    Good luck with that kicking field goals in playoff games to lose by smaller margins

  2. Jones is a superbly talented and valuable back. I just thought the Packers could fill most of the hole he would leave in the offense and spend elsewhere.

  3. It Willl be interesting to see what the real money is, but he’s likely worth it. Makes that Dillon draft pick seem even more questionable.

  4. Awesome deal. Still in top peak years. And contributes to the passing game. Solid move GB.

  5. Good luck with that kicking field goals in playoff games to lose by smaller margins
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    Had King not committed that idiotic PI Rodgers would have had the ball back with more than 2 min and 3 time outs….then people like you wouldn’t have anything to talk about.

  6. Good move by both sides. Jones has turned into a real star with the Packers.

  7. Wow. What a terrible signing. 12 mill a year for an RB2. No wonder they can never win it all.

  8. Good for him. I have to admit I was secretly hoping he would sign with the Seahawks when free agency begins this coming week. Still, glad a good player got his due. Hopefully, it’s real money.

  9. After months of the usual Packer trolls talking about how you don’t give a RB big $ second contracts these comments should be interesting.

  10. Break away backs that are a threat to take it to the house from anywhere on the field are a rare breed. His long runs make the Packer play action work. That makes him indispensable to this offense. Just hope he stays healthy enough that the salary is not a killer

  11. Remember all last week when cheese eaters were saying how giving a running back a 2nd contract was a mistake?

  12. Waytogo Gutey! Waytogo Aaron! Solid move for both. Vikings trolls around here show, once again, they don’t know football.

  13. And where does this money come from? Oh, never mind season tickets just went up. GB is going to be in cap hell again next year when they aren’t praying AR doesn’t get hurt and have to stick Love in. What a bunch of knuckle heads.

  14. I definitely have mixed emotions on this.
    Thrilled to have Aaron back in the fold, but I felt the position could have been addressed in the draft and with UFAs.
    Saving money wherever you can in today’s NFL is as vital as ever, especially this season.

    First of all, the talent and offensive stability Aaron Jones will bring to the Packers in the first couple years of this contract can’t be understated.
    He is a major part of this offense and he’ll bring a big boost to this team moving forward in 2021.

    13 million guaranteed is a small investment, so I’m pleased that he was so reasonable in negotiating with the team.
    I’m interested to see the details of the deal, and just what will be counted against the cap this season.
    Hopefully it won’t hamper us from addressing other problem areas.

    This is an obvious goodbye to Jamaal Williams, a solid contributor throughout his 4 years here.
    He will be missed.

  15. I’m relieved- I was worried the Dolphins were going to throw stupid money at him. Thankfully, the Packers did instead.

  16. “Had King not committed that idiotic PI Rodgers would have had the ball back with more than 2 min and 3 time outs….”

    And Rashan Gary not getting his fat ass off the field in time, giving Brady a free 5 years…

  17. I kind of figured he would move in because Green Bay would not want to pay that much and could get a cheaper receiving back to pair with Dillion. I am however incredibly happy to see this man stay with the Packers though he is a true class act and team first guy.

  18. I’m all good with this. I’m generally onboard with “don’t pay big money to running backs” but this young man is just a special talent. He does everything asked of an elite RB and he does it all quite well. He can turn any play into a big play.

  19. Welcome back Aaron. It’s smart to return the 2nd best weapon from the highest scoring offense in professional football.

  20. Great to have him back. Have to wait to see the numbers, but they passed on tagging him for $8M if I had to bet I’d guess it’s effectively a two year deal at or slightly under $10M/year. Losing Linsley will hurt, but he and Dillon could b a heck of a 1-2 punch. Very different, complimentary styles.

  21. “This guy is a stud running back..”

    So were Todd Gurley, Leveon Bell, and David Johnson…

  22. cheeseisfattening says:
    March 14, 2021 at 4:42 pm
    Remember all last week when cheese eaters were saying how giving a running back a 2nd contract was a mistake?
    Zzzzzzzzzzzzzzz

    no

  23. cheeseisfattening says:
    March 14, 2021 at 4:42 pm

    Remember all last week when cheese eaters were saying how giving a running back a 2nd contract was a mistake?

    +++++

    Remember the last month when you were saying something about how Green Bay couldn’t sign anyone because of Aaron Rodgers demanding more money? Nailed it.

  24. The Packers actually offered him more money last fall only to see the price tag come down because of the reduction in the total salary cap. The Packers are less worried about salary cap hell as they have a team that can contend next year, which is more that you can say about a certain team just 300 miles to the west.

  25. Crap … I was hoping he’d go to Miami or anywhere else. He makes the Packers better, and makes Rodgers better.

  26. Too much money for a RB who was rendered useless in the championship game.

  27. movike says:
    March 14, 2021 at 6:20 pm
    Crap … I was hoping he’d go to Miami or anywhere else. He makes the Packers better, and makes Rodgers better.

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    I’ll never understand that line of thinking and I survived the Packer dark ages of the 70s and 80s. I want the Bears, the Lions and the Vikings to be their very best. I want them to be among the absolute best teams in the league and then I want the Packers to (hopefully) be just a bit better than all of ’em. I’m not interested in winning a cupcake division full of 6 and 7 win “powerhouses.”

  28. “Too much money for a RB who was rendered useless in the championship game.”

    He was running behind a replacement O-line.
    The Bucs defense looked great against substitute tackles in the Championship game and the Super Bowl….

  29. This signing makes no sense to me from a football standpoint. The Packers spent the 62nd pick last year on AJ Dillon to eventually replace Aaron Jones. It would have made more sense for the Packers to sign a cheap veteran a la Mike Davis and pair him with Dillon. GB keeps wasting picks on players like QB and RB when they could have added depth to their WR and secondary.

  30. Good job by Jones and the Packers to get this done. I don’t like to see young stars have to change teams because of salary cap issues. To me, it makes the game less fun for the fans.

  31. The Almighty Cabbage says:
    March 14, 2021 at 7:20 pm
    I’ll never understand that line of thinking and I survived the Packer dark ages of the 70s and 80s. I want the Bears, the Lions and the Vikings to be their very best. I want them to be among the absolute best teams in the league and then I want the Packers to (hopefully) be just a bit better than all of ’em. I’m not interested in winning a cupcake division full of 6 and 7 win “powerhouses.”
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    Belichick and Brady won six Super Bowls in such a division.

  32. jimmygeewhiz says:
    March 14, 2021 at 4:44 pm
    Waytogo Gutey! Waytogo Aaron! Solid move for both. Vikings trolls around here show, once again, they don’t know football.
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    Vikings fans know that “way to go” is three words.

  33. “Too much money for a RB who was rendered useless in the championship game.”
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    Hurt the second half, and LaFleur abandoned the run anyway.

    The fumble was crushing, and unforgettable. But the guy doesn’t have ball control problems. Only 6 fumbles in close to 800 touches. (782)

  34. “Had King not committed that idiotic PI Rodgers would have had the ball back with more than 2 min and 3 time outs…”
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    Still wouldn’t erase the (inexcusable) whiff at halftime.

  35. Jones is a legitimate RB1 and I simply trust the Packers. Yes it means we lose Jamaal who even our gates rivals love, but Gutey and Ball are keeping key pieces in place. This guy is in his prime. And his pass catching and blitz pickup las year were incredible. He has no fear in the former.

    Dillon was still a good pick. He will get more carries than Jamaal and has three years left on his rookie deal. He was NOT ready to step in to be RB1, and I do t think that’s why GB drafters him. They wanted a fast muddled who shines from Dec to Feb and they got that. Bring Dillon along and let him learn the O and let Jones work his magic.

    This signing allows GB to focus on linemen on both sides of the ball, CB and WR 2 in the draft. They have a plan and I look forward to them executing it.

    GoPackGo!!!

  36. Remember all last week when cheese eaters were saying how giving a running back a 2nd contract was a mistake?
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    Only a $13mil bonus.

    If they decide halfway into the deal they want to move on, it will only cost them $6.5mil to do so.

  37. Absolutely baffling. They just made last year’s draft make absolutely zero sense. The Packers, in a championship window, traded up to grab a QB who will likely not play before they have to decide on his extension and then grabbed a RB who they apparently expect to just a be a #2 until they need to decide on extending, and grabbed a FB. Meanwhile, they are letting an All-Pro center walk and need help on the O-Line, and they just handed that money to someone who it seemed had an in-house replacement. As a fan of another team in the NFC, I’m all for this. But seriously, I have no idea what the GM is thinking here.

  38. pkrlvr says:
    March 14, 2021 at 4:32 pm
    Good luck with that kicking field goals in playoff games to lose by smaller margins
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    Had King not committed that idiotic PI Rodgers would have had the ball back with more than 2 min and 3 time outs….then people like you wouldn’t have anything to talk about.

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    As the late, great Don Meredith used to say: ‘If ifs and buts were candy and nuts, we’d all have a merry Christmas ”

    Rodgers could have just as easily went 3 and out like he did a few times before. We will never know though.

    Great job though on FINALLY admitting that was an actual penalty.

  39. Absolutely baffling. They just made last year’s draft make absolutely zero sense.
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    Did you see San Franciscos rushing attack 2 years ago? (in the Super Bowl..)

    They had 3 backs that split almost 2000 yards between them.

    Dillon will get plenty of carries. Especially in the nasty weather months.

  40. Meanwhile, they are letting an All-Pro center walk and need help on the O-Line
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    They let Pro Bowler Frank Winters walk.. replaced him with Mike Flanagan
    They let Pro Bowler Mike Flanagan walk.. replaced him with Scott Wells
    They let Pro Bowler Scott Wells walk.. replaced him with Linsley

    Notice a pattern there?

  41. Poor use of cap space. The Vikings giving a big contract to Cook was a poor use of cap space and Jones is no Dalvin Cook.

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