Packers attain final minute settlement to maintain Aaron Jones on the roster
Working again Aaron Jones plans to remain in Inexperienced Bay in 2023 after agreeing to a brand new, extra team-friendly contract this offseason.
Whereas Aaron Rodgers is presumably sitting in whole darkness considering his future within the league, Inexperienced Bay Packers operating again Aaron Jones secured an extension that may preserve him on the town for 2023.
In keeping with ESPN’s Adam Schefter, Jones’ deal pays him $11 million in 2023, and Jones additionally will get an $8.52 million signing bonus. The No. 1 operating again in Inexperienced Bay ran for a career-high 1,121 yards and added 395 receiving yards in 2022 and can enter his seventh yr as a Packer this upcoming season.
The Packers and Jones had been rumored to half methods in the event that they couldn’t get a deal completed, as Jones’ earlier contract was going to be the best cap hit amongst all operating backs at roughly $20 million in 2023. The precise particulars of how a lot Inexperienced Bay will save when it comes to wage cap house haven’t but been revealed, but Jones’ extension bodes nicely for the franchise’s playoff-contending hopes within the imminent future.
Now that the Packers have efficiently reworked Jones’ contract, all people is pondering the identical factor: Is the opposite Aaron subsequent?
Aaron Jones and Inexperienced Bay Packers conform to a team-friendly deal in 2023
One may hardly say Aaron Rodgers and the Packers are in the course of tense contract negotiations — there’s actually been no reported negotiations in any respect to this point this offseason with the long-time quarterback at present in the course of a “darkness retreat” making an attempt to determine his future.
When Rodgers returns from the four-day retreat, it’s assumed that he could have a clearer view of what he needs to do whether or not which means retiring, staying with the Packers, or asking for a commerce.
In Aaron Jones’ case, the operating again needed to take a steep pay minimize (a $5 million shave off his wage) to stay with the crew.
Rodgers’ three-year, $150 million contract signed final March additionally isn’t viable for 2023 and if the quarterback stays in Inexperienced Bay, he and the Packers could lock horns in terms of transforming a brand new deal. That’s, if Rodgers needs to remain within the first place.
Jones didn’t precisely maintain the higher hand in his contract negotiations given the crowded operating again market and his not-so-premium place; Rodgers, nevertheless, holds a greater hand and there’s a way that no matter he chooses to do, the Packers will attempt to work with him by way of it.
Inexperienced Bay ticked off one field on the offseason guidelines by extending Jones, protecting their operating again nucleus of Jones and A.J. Dillon collectively. Sadly, and considerably predictably, the Packers’ quarterback state of affairs for 2023 isn’t so minimize and dried.
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