RB Aaron Jones staying with the Packers

Aaron Jones is staying in Green Bay.

As first reported by NFL Network’s Ian Rapoport, the Packers and their top running back have agreed on a 4-year, $48 million deal with a $13 million signing bonus.

The deal comes the day before teams will to be allowed to start negotiating with free agents. His agent, Drew Rosenhaus, told ESPN that Jones would have made more money on the open market but wanted to stay in Green Bay.

The former fifth-round pick has played a huge role in the Packers success on offense the last two years. Jones has accounted for 3,017 total yards and 30 touchdowns, and earned his first Pro Bowl nod in 2020.

With this news it seems unlikely the Packers will re-sign fellow running back Jamaal William, who is also a free agent. It leaves Jones, second-year back AJ Dillon and potentially a rookie to carry much of the load for coach Matt LaFleur in 2021.