The Packers are running it back with RB Aaron Jones in the 2023 season, as reported by ESPN’s Adam Schefter on Friday morning.
As ESPN Packer reporter Rob Demovsky notes in his Friday morning article, Jones agreed to take a reduction in salary for next year. Per Demovsky:
“Jones, who was scheduled to make $16 million, agreed to cut that by $5 million in exchange for a signing bonus of $8.52 million as part of his total pay of $11 million for the 2023 season.
He had been under contract for $20.013 million, which had included a $7 million roster bonus due next month and an $8.1 million base salary. By replacing the roster bonus with the signing bonus and lowering the base salary, the Packers will significantly reduce Jones’ salary-cap figure.”
As cap-strapped as the Packers were and still are – any reduction in the salary cap figure for the Packers is a net positive in order for them to sign free agents or extend current players. Jones, 28, will be going into his 7th NFL season in 2023 – all with the Packers. Additionally, it keeps the Jones/Dillon backfield tandem in tact for at least another season.
While running backs often begin to decline at this stage in Jones’ career, he’s continued to produce. In 2022, Jones set a career high in rushing yards (1,121) and receptions (59). Additionally, Jones is a veteran presence on the Packers and has always been a person to say and do the right things. His character is an exemplary reflection of what it means to be a Packer.
Whether it’s Aaron Rodgers or Jordan Love at Quarterback, Jones on the Packers is a positive for the team.——————
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