Aaron Jones didn’t talk with Aaron Rodgers before re-signing; Jones says it wouldn’t have mattered

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The avalanche of Aaron Rodgers reporting included a claim that Rodgers was telling Packers teammates who were heading for free agency that the long-term quarterback may not be back in 2021. Running back Aaron Jones, one of the team’s primary free agents in 2021, heard no such comments from Rodgers.

Via Ryan Wood of the Green Bay Press-Gazette, Jones told reporters on Tuesday that he didn’t speak to Rodgers about the quarterback’s status before Jones signed a new contract with the team.

This is home,” Jones said. “This is where I love to be.”

He could still be there without Rodgers. He could be there with Jordan Love at quarterback. Via Matt Schneidman of TheAthletic.com, Jones said that Love looks a lot more comfortable, especially when it comes to taking command of the huddle.

“He’s gonna continue to grow, and I’m happy to be here working with him,” Jones said.

With Rodgers’ future continuing to land in the “beautiful mystery” category — and with Rodgers doing a beautiful job of making it more mysterious all the time — Jones has to be ready to be the only Aaron in the backfield. For all anyone currently knows, he could be.

23 responses to “Aaron Jones didn’t talk with Aaron Rodgers before re-signing; Jones says it wouldn’t have mattered

  1. Whatever happens with #12, Aaron Jones is a pleasure to watch. Talented, hard working, exudes enjoyment of playing the game, and earned a rewarding new contract. Glad to have him in GB; glad he feels at home. According to some commenters here, no talented players like being in Green Bay. Someone forgot to tell Mr. Jones.

  2. Rodgers is taking the NFL World for a ride. This is nothing more than him wanting to control everything and we’re letting him do it. He’s not going anywhere. Come mandatory work he will be there.

  3. As a RB, this is the one big payday of Jones’ career. I’m sure he’d rather play with Aaron than without, but he’s taking the $$$ regardless.

  4. The Packers are at the cusp of the Super Bowl. They have good to great players on both sides of the ball – this is indisputable.

    If I’m one of those players, I’d be pretty upset the leader of the team decides to act like a princess because his ego couldn’t handle the GM drafting a player that plays his position. Frankly, I’d be pretty p!ssed off to tell you the truth.

  5. Wait, “the avalanche of Aaron Rodgers” reporting” is proving to be mostly false? Who knew?😏

  6. LOL. Rodgers will soon find out that the sun will continue to shine if/when he leaves Green Bay for another team or retires.

  7. Doesn’t this sort of fly in the face of “Rodgers recruiting players to join him on another team” reporting that was happening a week or two ago? Maybe the media made that up?

  8. Jordan Love wasn’t compared to Mahomes because he wasn’t any good. Love is the future.

    Memo to AR: Play or no pay.

  9. This is just another thing to push Rodgers further away.

    Why would anyone want to play for a team in Wisconsin, unless that team has Aaron Rodgers on it?

    People only play there if they were drafted or if they think they can win a Super Bowl. It’s not a destination spot that attracts ANYONE, especially young athletes.

  10. I’ll believe Arron Rogers really doesn’t want to be there when he starts missing game checks and giving back pro rated signing bonus money.

  11. Team player. Could’ve tested the market, put pressure on the Pack, and perhaps could’ve found a bigger payday.

    But the kid has always shown character and has somehow managed to steer clear of controversy, unlike the guy who hands him the ball.

  12. Without #12 the Packers are the Patriots of yesteryear, anybody who says anything else is an absolute Homer!

  13. Aaron Jones plays Running Back, the most disrespected position by NFL executives. Jones has to get his money regardless of who the QB is because NFL executives don’t like highly paid RBs. The GM will try to trade or cut him after one down season, like all GMs do. If Rodgers stays or leaves, that benefits Jones either way, so the signing makes sense for him.

  14. hardknocks says:
    May 25, 2021 at 4:56 pm
    This is just another thing to push Rodgers further away.

    Why would anyone want to play for a team in Wisconsin, unless that team has Aaron Rodgers on it?

    People only play there if they were drafted or if they think they can win a Super Bowl. It’s not a destination spot that attracts ANYONE, especially young athletes.

    4 Lombardi Trophies say differently

  15. He did test the market and no offers!!! And good luck running with no Rogers as a passer. Ask every other running back who has no qb

  16. HeavyD says:
    May 25, 2021 at 4:16 pm
    The Packers are at the cusp of the Super Bowl

    ——-

    Please child…

  17. I love busting Packer fans chops, but there’s nothing to see on this one. All players need to think about themselves and their future first. Short term money has to come way ahead of teammates, and even ahead of winning. I’d switch companies today for a huge raise. And so would you. Or, stay where I’m at for a similar raise.

  18. Doug Swanson says:
    May 25, 2021 at 4:32 pm
    Doesn’t this sort of fly in the face of “Rodgers recruiting players to join him on another team” reporting that was happening a week or two ago? Maybe the media made that up?
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    No. It means Jones was offered a monster contract extension, so he took the money. Nothing wrong or unusual about that. But it doesn’t mean Rodgers is coming back, or that Rodgers isn’t trying to manipulate his way to another team with other free agents.

  19. therealtrenches says:
    May 25, 2021 at 6:21 pm
    Team player. Could’ve tested the market, put pressure on the Pack, and perhaps could’ve found a bigger payday.
    ///////
    Dude, please. He got $12 mil a year at RB in a year when the salary cap dropped and nobody had any money. He wasn’t finding a bigger payday. Pack offered $10 a year, he said no. They upped their offer, he said yes.

  20. Why would he talk to Rodgers, or any player on the team? A RB will be more valuable to a team that doesn’t have a first ballot HOF QB. As long as you have a stud QB, the rest of the skilled guys don’t matter. When you don’t have an elite QB, everyone else matters a whole lot more.

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