Aaron Jones was probably the biggest headline of the Green Bay Packers offseason, signing to a new deal. Jones was happy to sign back as he believes the Packers have more to accomplish.
The Packers star running back reupped on a four-year, $48 million contract. The new contract also included a signing bonus of $13 million.
The full details of his contract and his cap hit each year are listed here:
Aaron Jones contract breakdown for the #Packers
2021 Cap: $4,475,000
2022 Cap: $9,000,000
2023 Cap: $19,250,000
2024 Cap: $15,250,000 pic.twitter.com/IFwa0G7jTV
— Ken Ingalls – Packers Cap 💰 (@KenIngalls) March 17, 2021
Of course, the unfinished business Jones is referring to is the Packers inability to reach the Super Bowl in 2020. Despite winning the NFC and being the only team to have a bye in the conference, Green Bay was ousted in the NFC Championship game once again. Jones’ re-signing is a commitment to reach that stage.
Can The Green Bay Packers Make It To The Big Game With Aaron Jones?
The Packers are going to be competitive no matter what. The fact that Aaron Rodgers is getting better as he gets older (just won an MVP folks) should be a scary sight for the rest of the league.
Combine with the fact that the NFC North looks to be a particularly unstable division, and it’s clear that the Pack will be back in the playoffs.
Additionally, the Packers have won 13 games each of the last two years, and their coaching staff led by Matt LeFleur is one of the best in the league.
Devante Adams is a superstar receiver, and the Packers have studs on defense in Za’Darius Smith and Jaire Alexander. Overall, they have a roster set to contend for a Super Bowl berth.
Aaron Jones is a large part of that roster. Jones has come on as a star running back in the last two years. This year was a career year for him in terms of rushing yards.
Jones ran wild for 1,104 yards and also tacked on nine touchdowns. Jones has also shown to be a very dynamic back. He hauled in 47 passes for 355 yards in 2020, giving the Packers another weapon to utilize in the passing game.
Jones and second year running back A.J. Dillon will help form a great one-two punch out of the backfield for the Packers giving them one of the best running back tandems in the league.
Jones was extremely happy to re-sign with the Packers as they hunt for the ultimate goal: a Super Bowl. Last year, the Packers fell into a massive hole against the Buccaneers before a late penalty eventually doomed their comeback hopes. The year before that, they were shell-shacked against the San Francisco 49ers.
Things haven’t exactly gone their way, but retaining Jones was a big step in ensuring that Green Bay will be back.
For Jones It Was Always Going To Be Green Bay In The End
There was a lot of speculation this offseason that Aaron Jones would take his talents elsewhere. However, in the end, Jones knew he had to come back to the team that drafted him four years ago. His mom was also a big part of that decision.
My mom was telling me the whole time, ‘You’re going to end back up in Green Bay. Don’t worry about it.’ I guess mom always knows.
Familiarity is something stars always look for, and that’s exactly what Jones cited in his decision to stay with the Packers.
I feel like this is a perfect fit for me. I’ve been in this offense. I know what comes with it. I know my teammates here, and we feel like we have unfinished business.
Jones is one of the most electric backs in the league, and the Packers are more than happy to have him back. Just take a look at his highlight reel and you’ll see why: