At the start of the new year in the NFL in March, the Green Bay Packers, ahead of Aaron Jones, will become an unlimited free agent, provided he is not re-enrolled in the meantime.
With the expiring contract, Jones finds himself in a precarious situation when the Packers head out of season, although it seems that he had at least one legitimate chance to sign again with the team earlier.
According to ESPN’s Rob Demowski, the Packers are offering Jones a contract extension that would make him the NFL’s top 5 best paid runner on an average annual basis.
Under that measure, the contract would give Jones an average of at least $ 1
Jones’ office eventually turned down Green Bay’s offer because it lacked “big guaranteed money,” according to Demovski. Jones later broke up with his former agent and has since hired Drew Rosenhouse.
Jones, who was drawn in the fifth round in 2017, played all four seasons under his rookie contract.
The Packers star, who returned, finished fourth in the NFL in a hurry this season (1104 yards) and was named his first Pro Bowl.
Arguments can be made for or against re-signing Jones, especially when considering the current Packers pay situation.
Jones’ return could mean the difference between cutting certain veterans or re-signing other key associates such as All-Pro center Corey Linsley. In addition, the Packers have a promising young rookie rookie at AJ Dillon who seems more than able to handle the full load.
One thing remains clear, however, Jones is one of Green Bay’s most versatile weapons and a favorite in the locker room. The Packers ‘front office will have an extremely difficult decision about Jones’ future this season.