Aaron Jones and the Green Bay Packers don’t appear to be on the same page when it comes to what they think he is worth.
The 26-year-old running back hired Drew Rosenhaus as his new agent in December and was said to be “starting over” negotiations with the Packers for a long-term deal. Both sides had been working toward an extension throughout the season but failed to reach an agreement, which lead to Jones changing his representation.
According to a recent report from ESPN’s Rob Demovsky, the Packers had an offer on the table for Jones that would have put him among the league’s top five highest-paid running backs.
“The Packers had a deal on the table that would have made Jones among the top five highest-paid backs in the league, but that was in terms of average per year. The big guaranteed money was missing.
So Jones turned it down and then opted to change agents, hiring Drew Rosenhaus. The Packers continue to see how valuable Jones is — just look at his 60-yard run to open the second half of the playoff game against the Rams — but it’s hard to imagine them upping their guaranteed money, especially if they want to re-sign All-Pro center Corey Linsley. Perhaps the decision has already been made to let him go — or at least hit the market — but it couldn’t have been an easy one.”
Giving Jones a contract that would have put him among the NFL’s top five highest-paid running backs in terms of annual value would have been worth no less than $12.6 million per season, according to Over the Cap.
Aaron Jones finishes the year with • 1104 rushing yards • 355 receiving yards • 11 total Touchdowns • In only 14 games played.