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Aaron Jones On Reworked Packers Deal: This Is Home For Me

Green Bay Packers running back Aaron Jones sensed the grass may not be greener elsewhere while he weighed his options.

Particularly not in this year’s running back market, which is rather barren. Aaron Jones took a $5 million pay cut in order to remain with the Packers rather than explore free agency.

His $11 million due in 2023 is tied with Alvin Kamara and Dalvin Cook for second among running backs. Christian McCaffrey leads the market with $16 million.

As Aaron Jones points out, it’s still the most money he’ll have made in a year in the NFL.


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“This is home for me,” he said.

“Those guys in the locker room, those are my brothers. The people upstairs, they believe in me, and they believed in me since I’ve gotten here.

“It just made sense, deal-wise. The market for running backs, there was a huge gap between $16 million and Christian McCaffrey, who’s at $12 (million). I wouldn’t say pay cut because I never made $11 million in my career, so this is still the most I’ve ever made, and it still has me as the second-highest paid for the backs, so it matched up with the market.”


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“I didn’t want to be greedy,” Jones added. “I’m a team player. I want to help the team and help them get as many guys in here as we can. So, if that means freeing up a little money, then I will.”

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