Despite possibly entering the 2020 NFL season without a new deal, Green Bay Packers’ standout back Aaron Jones still hopes he can have a future with the franchise.
According to Jones, his representatives and Packers’ front office are still talking, and he is trying not to let the process bother him or take his focus from football.
“I’m just sitting back, waiting until it’s done, I guess,” said Jones during an appearance on NFL Network’s Good Morning Football on Tuesday. “My agent and them are taking care of it. I’m gonna continue to play football, and when it’s time to sign the deal, it’ll be time. But I’m just going to focus on football.”
Aaron Jones currently has one year left on his deal, which will pay him $2.133 million in 2020. The Packers showed interest in keeping him past this season, but it is unclear how much they are willing to spend in order to make that happen. A strong indicator that Green Bay isn’t prepared to go overboard for Jones is drafting Boston’s A.J. Dillon in the second round of this year’s draft.
Jones is coming off a breakthrough season which saw him run for 1,084 yards and NFL-leading 16 touchdowns. The 25-year-old running back also added 49 receptions for 474 yards and three TDs to finish the year.