Aaron Jones wants to retire with the Green Bay Packers. The 25-year old running back is on the last year of his four-year rookie deal, and he hopes that he can extend his stay with the team that drafted him in 2017.
Fortunately for him, it seems that the Packers front office is listening.
Chris Cabott, one of Jones' agents, told ESPN that contract extension talk between Jones and the Packers has already started.
“There have been conversations, and there will continue to be,” Cabott said.
Aaron Jones had a breakout year in 2019 after he notched and tied an NFL record of 19 touchdowns while tallying a total of 1,558 yards from scrimmage in 16 games. Not bad for a fifth-round pick.
He continued to impress as he kept his foot on the gas pedal and continued to score in the postseason before the Packers were booted out of the playoffs in the second round.
“Whether it's my first year or my last year on a deal, I'm going to be just as motivated,” Jones said on a Zoom call with Packers reporters on Wednesday, per ESPN. “It doesn't change just because a contract is on the line for me. I mean, I'm going to continue to work and do everything in my power. I trust my agency and the Packers. With that, I would love to be a lifelong Packer. That's my take on that.”
Jones is set to make $2.13 million this coming season as part of his expiring deal. It's going to be quite tough for the Packers to commit to the running back given that they have a handful of their starters who are set to be free agents next year.