Aaron Jones Reiterates His Desire to Re-Sign with Packers
Aaron Jones met the media today during a Zoom call with reporters. The two biggest takeaways from the conversation is that he will continue to listen to offers from the team regarding a contract extension and he is also planning to continue his Lambeau Leaps despite the fact that the home of the Packers will not have fans.
"You'll definitely still see a Lambeau Leap from me, probably right on one of those tarps," Jones said on the Zoom call after practice today. "Just gotta pick which one, or wherever I score at or the location I'm at it's gonna be that one."
Green Bay will be replacing the first eight rows of bleachers at Lambeau Field with a combination of signage and tarps. On a personal note, I hope that the team makes sure the tarps are reinforced so that Showtyme does not fall through and land somewhere awkwardly into the bleachers. I hope he is the first to score this Sunday against the Lions so he can get the Lambeau Leap out of the way.
As for the contract extension talks, he is one of the few players from the loaded 2017 Draft to not have a new deal in place. Last week, both Alvin Kamara (5-years, $75 million) and Dalvin Cook (5-years, $63 million) signed extensions with New Orleans and Minnesota respectively. Christian McCaffery signed the richest deal ever by a running back earlier in the offseason with Carolina.
Green Bay's backfield is loaded with Jones, Jamaal Williams, Tyler Ervin, and rookie A.J. Dillon. Each back shined in their debut against Minnesota. The former UTEP star has repeatedly expressed his desire to stay with the Packers and he always says the right thing when asked about his contract from members of the media. Jones is currently making $2.133 million and he is in the final year of his rookie contract.