Earlier this week, Green Bay Packers safety Josh Jones requested a trade, a move that did not come as a surprise given the fact that the Packers signed Adrian Amos in free agency and then drafted fellow safety Darnell Savage in the first round last month.
As for Aaron Rodgers' reaction? He would like to have Jones back, but if he ends up getting dealt, then it is what it is:
“It doesn’t concern me,” Rodgers said, per Brian Jones of 247 Sports. “The guys that want to be here are going to be here. We love Josh. He’s been a great addition to our locker room and made some great plays on the field for us, but he’s got to take care of himself right now. If that’s the way he wants to go, then I wish him well and enjoyed the time with him. Hopefully, he comes back in here and competes and we get to see him.”
It's easy to understand Jones' frustration.
The 24-year-old, who played his collegiate football at North Carolina State, was originally selected by the Packers in the second round (61st pick overall) of the 2017 NFL Draft.
He went on to play in all 16 games during his rookie campaign, totaling 67 tackles, a couple of sacks, an interception and five passes defended in a promising showing.
Jones then appeared in 13 contests this past year, finishing with 55 tackles and a sack.
However, by Green Bay signing Amos and then also drafting Savage with the 21st overall pick, it's obvious that the Packers aren't too confident in Jones going forward, so you can't blame Jones for wanting to move on.