Green Bay keeps their running back

Jake Nelson, Staff Writer

Earlier this week, the state of Wisconsin and Green Bay Packer fans received great news. That would be the much-anticipated results of Aaron Jones’ free agency decision. Jones inked a new four-year deal with the Green and Gold worth $48 million, including a $13 million signing bonus
Jones, a fifth-round pick by the Packers out of the University of Texas at El Paso in 2017, ranked fourth in the NFL last season with 1,104 rushing yards despite missing two games with a calf injury. It was Jones’ second straight 1,000-yard rushing season. He rushed for 1,084 yards and led the NFL with 19 touchdowns in 2019.
This new deal for Jones will not only help out the Packers for next season but also let young running back AJ Dillion continue to learn and backup Jones for the next upcoming years. Giving him the ability to learn from Jones this early in his career will allow him to improve his game for the future.
Many believe Jones to be one of the best all-round running backs in the NFL. With that being said, at only 26-years-old, the Packers should be ecstatic to hold onto him for another 4 years. Also, with quarterback Aaron Rodgers nearing the end of his career, holding on to a top tier running back will give the Packers the best chance to compete for another Lombardi Trophy.