NFL Rumors: Packers negotiating pay cut with Aaron Jones’ agents to extend contract

Running back Aaron Jones and the Packers went 9-8 in the 2023 regular season. They successfully made it to the playoffs under the leadership of new franchise quarterback Jordan Love. However, their postseason journey fell short after going down to the San Francisco 49ers in the Divisional Round of the playoffs.

The Packers are now eyeing a promising squad to support Love in the upcoming season. Several roster adjustments are on the way during this combine period. Meanwhile, Jones can expect to stay more time in Green Bay as a contract extension might happen soon.

Packers in talks with Aaron Jones’ agents to extend contract

The Packers are in deep discussions with Aaron Jones and his agents regarding a potential contract extension. The talks come amid the backdrop of financial considerations, with the team aiming to align his compensation with their salary cap constraints.

According to reports from the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel’s Tom Silverstein, meetings between the Packers and Jones’ representatives took place during the NFL Scouting Combine. The primary agenda item on the table was negotiating a pay cut for Jones in the final year of his current contract. Both parties are striving to find a middle ground that addresses the team’s financial limitations while also meeting the RB’s expectations based on his market value in free agency.

The Packers, with an estimated $12,734,061 in cap space, have already made adjustments to other player contracts to free up additional funds. However, additional roster adjustments could be necessary to accommodate Aaron Jones’ desired compensation, via Bleacher Report. The potential release of some players could generate significant cap space to provide them with more flexibility in contract negotiations.

Jones is set to earn a base salary of $11 million, along with performance and workout bonuses, and is a key asset for the Packers despite missing games due to injuries. The team has not ruled out the possibility of releasing Jones if an agreement cannot be reached, their preference remains to retain him.

Looking at Aaron Jones performance in 2023 season

Aaron Jones proved his mettle in the regular season with 142 carries for 656 yards, averaging an impressive 4.62 yards per carry, and securing two touchdowns. His versatility was on display, with 30 receptions for 233 yards and an extra touchdown.

The RB maintained his consistency in the playoffs as well, with two remarkable 100-yard games and a staggering three touchdowns. He amassed a remarkable 102 carries for 584 yards, boasting an outstanding average of 5.73 yards per carry, and found the end zone three times throughout the five games.

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The veteran’s standout performances included a stellar 118-yard, three-touchdown display against the Dallas Cowboys in the wild-card round. He also recorded a commanding 108 rushing yards against the San Francisco 49ers in the divisional round.

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