Could 27 (UPI) — Green Bay Packers working again Aaron Jones wants to end his profession with the group however does not know if that may be potential.
The fourth-year tailback, who tied for the NFL lead with 19 touchdowns final season, is coming into the ultimate 12 months of his rookie contract. Regardless of his manufacturing, the Packers chosen a working again — A.J. Dillon out of Boston Faculty — within the second spherical of this 12 months’s NFL Draft.
“Whether or not it is my first 12 months or my final 12 months on a deal, I am going to be simply as motivated,” Jones instructed reporters Wednesday. “It does not change simply because a contract is on the road for me. I am going to proceed to work and do every little thing in my energy. I belief my company and the Packers. With that, I’d love to be a lifelong Packer. That is my tackle that.”
The Packers chosen Jones within the fifth spherical of the 2017 draft out of UTEP. He had his breakout season in 2019, when he racked up 1,558 yards from scrimmage and tied Carolina Panthers star working again Christian McCaffrey for the NFL’s landing lead.
Earlier this low season, McCaffrey reset the working again market along with his four-year, $64 million contract extension. The deal, with a mean annual worth of $16 million, made him the league’s highest-paid tailback.
The Packers have not given a second contract to a working again they drafted since James Starks. Green Bay picked him within the sixth spherical of the 2010 draft.
Extra lately, the franchise allowed former 1,000-yard rusher Eddie Lacy to depart in free company after the conclusion of the 2016 marketing campaign.
“I am actually not wanting on the market. I am simply centered on myself,” Jones stated. “I really feel like I can play at a very excessive degree and elite degree for a really very long time, so I am simply going to do what I can, and hopefully that leads to me being a Packer for life. That is my purpose.”
Jones is scheduled to earn about $2.13 million this season, in accordance to Spotrac. He’s certainly one of 5 Packers starters set to develop into free brokers subsequent low season. The others are defensive sort out Kenny Clark, left sort out David Bakhtiari, middle Corey Linsley and cornerback Kevin King.