By Adam Roberts – 3/15/2021
In a somewhat surprising move, the Green Bay Packers have elected to go against the grain when it comes to running backs due a new contract and pay their primary back Aaron Jones.
The two parties came to an agreement on a new deal over the weekend, with Jones now signed on to a four-year, 48 million dollar deal with a 13 million dollar signing bonus according to agent Drew Rosenhaus. This comes after Green Bay elected not to place a franchise tag on Jones prior to the deadline last week.
Last season was a banner year for Jones, thriving in a Matt LaFleur offense that has given him more flexibility in his play style. Jones finished fourth in the NFL in rush yards (1,104), and could have ran for more if not for a calf injury. He made the Pro Bowl for the first time as well.
Jones will continue to share touches next year with AJ Dillion, but may benefit production-wise from the possible loss of Jamaal Williams. Last year was Williams’ final year of his contract.