Packers RB Aaron Jones said during an interview on Good Morning Football that the team and his agent are working on a new deal for him.
“Yes, they definitely are,” Jones said via Kevin Patra. “I’m just sitting back, waiting until it’s done, I guess. My agent and them are taking care of it. I’m gonna continue to play football and when it’s time to sign the deal, it’ll be time. But I’m just going to focus on football.”
Jones is entering the final year of his rookie contract in 2020. Other running backs like Joe Mixon and Derrick Henry have done deals for about $12 million per year, while the Saints and Vikings have yet to lock down Dalvin Cook or Alvin Kamara.
Back at the Combine, the two sides had mutual interest in an extension. However, Green Bay’s selection of RB AJ Dillon in the second round appeared to cloud the long-term picture for Jones as a Packer.
Jones, 25, is a former fifth-round pick of the Packers out of UTEP back in 2017. He is entering the final year of his four-year, $2.6 million rookie contract, which included a $201,948 signing bonus.
Jones earned a pay raise to $2.147 million by playing more than 35 percent of the total offensive snaps over three years, as part of the league’s proven performance escalators.
In 2019, Jones appeared in all 16 games and rushed for 1,084 yards on 236 carries (4.6 YPC) while catching 49 passes for 474 yards receiving and 19 total touchdowns. Pro Football Focus has him rated as the No. 5 running back out of 58 qualifying players.
We’ll have more regarding the Packers and Jones as the news is available.