Free agent running back Aaron Jones and the Green Bay Packers have come to terms on a long-term deal. Jones agreed to terms on a four-year, $48 million contract to keep Jones through the 2024 season.
Jones has been a super-efficient offensive player for the Green Bay Packers so far in his career. In his 54 games played, he’s scored 43 touchdowns and put up 4,421 total yards. He also hasn’t seen huge workloads, as 2019 was his biggest year for rushing attempts at 236.
The running back position has lost much of its luster in free agency, as the league pushes further and further away from run-dominated offenses, but Jones is a complete back that is still very much coveted.
As the team re-signs Jones, it only leaves more questions up in the air regarding their decision-making in the 2020 NFL Draft. The team drafted RB AJ Dillon out of Boston College with the 62nd overall pick last year, after trading up to draft QB Jordan Love in the first round.
Jones’ role in Green Bay is well-established, and we should continue to see him perform as a top-end running back for fantasy football teams. You can all-but chisel him in as an RB1 for the 2021 NFL season.