RB Aaron Jones posts on Twitter that he's re-signing with Packers
"Let's run it back."
Packers running back Aaron Jones posted on his Twitter account Sunday that he intends to remain in Green Bay, writing, "Let's run it back."
Let’s run it back🧀 #GoPackGo pic.twitter.com/wW20Xti3QR
Let’s run it back🧀 #GoPackGo pic.twitter.com/wW20Xti3QR— Aaron Jones 3️⃣3️⃣ (@Showtyme_33) March 14, 2021
Sports Illustrated reported Sunday that agent Drew Rosenhaus confirmed the news, saying, “Aaron Jones has reached an agreement with the Packers on a four-year deal for $48 million with a $13 million signing bonus. We anticipated bigger offers in free agency but Aaron wanted to stay with the Packers.”
Reuters had reported March 11 that Green Bay was expected to lose Jones in free agency after electing not to place the franchise tag on him.
Jones, 26, rushed for 1,104 yards and nine touchdowns in 14 games last season. He has 3,364 yards and 37 touchdowns on 651 carries through his first four NFL season. He also had 47 catches for 355 yards and two touchdowns last season.
That had been expected to make him an attractive option for an emerging team such as the Miami Dolphins or San Francisco 49ers.
In the report last week, it was said the Packers wanted him back for less than $10 million annually, according to a report by ProFootballTalk.com. However, that would have placed Jones well behind the deals signed by the likes of Carolina's Christian McCaffrey ($16 million annually), Dallas' Ezekiel Elliott and New Orleans' Alvin Kamara at $15 million per year, and others including Minnesota's Dalvin Cook, Tennessee's Derrick Henry and Cincinnati's Joe Mixon, who are each in the $12 million to $13 million range.
The News Tribune contributed to this report.