Aaron Jones feels he hasn’t “scratched the surface” of his prime years

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Aaron Jones agreed to a four-year deal to remain with the Packers ahead of the start of free agency this month and he talked about having unfinished business during a Friday press conference.

Jones fumbled on a hit by Buccaneers safety Jordan Whitehead in the third quarter of the NFC Championship Game and didn’t return due to a rib injury. On Friday, Jones said that was “not the way I wanted to end” his time in Green Bay and that he thinks his best days in a Packer uniform are still to come.

“You say entering a prime,” Jones said, via Ryan Wood of PackersNews.com, “I feel like I haven’t even scratched the surface to enter the prime yet. So I feel like I’ve still got a lot of growing to do, and I think it’s going to be scary for a lot of people. Just continue to grind and work, and I’ll be right where I want to be.”

The results for running backs on second contracts haven’t been too great, but the Packers will be hoping that Jones is right and that his next few years are as good as the last couple.

17 responses to “Aaron Jones feels he hasn’t “scratched the surface” of his prime years

  1. As a lifelong GB fan, I’m ecstatic about the Jones singing. Class act, military brat. He can line up anywhere. Will make a crazy catch. Always falls forward through tackles. Great locker room guy. AND doesn’t have a ton of miles already on him. Luckily, McCarthy didn’t realize how great he was, so limited touches first couple seasons.

  2. Stud.. soon to be Super Bowl champ…oh wait Brady has the refs and the NFL in his pocket.

  3. Show us, don’t tell us.

    Oh, and don’t fumble, at least not twice, in another NFCCG if you get a chance. OK?

  4. Aaron Jones being re-signed for 4 years has more to say about the Packers wanting to make sure Jordan Love will have weapons around him when he takes over in 2022-23′ than it does about keeping Aaron Rodgers happy.

  5. I agree it will be a challenge for him to top 1100 yards. But he’ll still be ahead of the 4.5+ superstar the Packers have sitting on the bench

  6. Jonesy: I think it’s going to be scary for a lot of people.”

    Lions, and Vikings, and Bears, oh my…😌

    Should be a fun 2021 season.👏

    #GoPackGo!

  7. Jones is a good back and doesn’t seem to have the bad habits that plague some other players. I think the Packers did good retaining him and am not of the opinion that the contract was too expensive. This is one non-Packers fan that legitimately hopes that there are no serious conversations about the contract being a mistake, a la Gurley or Elliot. I hope he has a Curtis Martin of Frank Gore kind of career (although preferably without the team hopping, but we shall see)

  8. Aaron is so very fortunate to be playing for the most successful franchise in NFL history – the 13 time World Champion Green Bay Packers. After all, it is the most exclusive player’s destination in the NFL.

  9. Possible, but recent history of RBs in their second contract suggests otherwise.

  10. Who doesn’t value a small skinny RB who fumbles in key moments?
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    Teams that don’t make the playoffs is my guess

  11. cheeseisfattening says:
    March 26, 2021 at 6:05 pm
    I agree it will be a challenge for him to top 1100 yards. But he’ll still be ahead of the 4.5+ superstar the Packers have sitting on the bench
    *********
    Interesting, because AJ Dillon is still faster than Cameron Dantzler’s 4.6 and he’s about 60 lbs heavier.
    I can’t wait to watch that collision once AJ gets to the second level of that vaunted purple defense. 🤣

  12. Really liked the signing by the Packers. He is INTEGRAL to the team’s offense. So many roles for Jonesy. Split him out as a WR, two back formation with AJ, jet sweep him and maybe even Wild Cat him this year. SO VERY glad he is a Packer.

  13. Viking Fan Blames Officials…..Everybody Drink says: March 27, 2021 at 9:38 am cheeseisfattening says: March 26, 2021 at 6:05 pm I agree it will be a challenge for him to top 1100 yards. But he’ll still be ahead of the 4.5+ superstar the Packers have sitting on the bench ********* Interesting, because AJ Dillon is still faster than Cameron Dantzler’s 4.6 and he’s about 60 lbs heavier. I can’t wait to watch that collision once AJ gets to the second level of that vaunted purple defense. 🤣 ___ Waffle you just made my point for me. Why do Packer fans put so much stock into 40 times? Dopey. Nice fantasy btw

  14. Viking Fan Blames Officials…..Everybody Drink says:
    March 27, 2021 at 9:38 am
    cheeseisfattening says:
    March 26, 2021 at 6:05 pm
    I agree it will be a challenge for him to top 1100 yards. But he’ll still be ahead of the 4.5+ superstar the Packers have sitting on the bench
    *********
    Interesting, because AJ Dillon is still faster than Cameron Dantzler’s 4.6 and he’s about 60 lbs heavier.
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    And yet, according to advanced metrics, Dantzler performed better in his rookie season than Jaire Alexander did in his rookie season. Interesting….. I guess 40 times don’t really mean all that much. (Just ask Troy Williamson)

  15. Jonsey is the best, except for when he fumbles twice in the biggest game of the year then pretends to be hurt…….sigh

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