One of many Inexperienced Bay Packers‘ offseason questions has been solved. Working again Aaron Jones might be again with the Packers in 2023.
According to ESPN’s Adam Schefter, Jones has agreed to take a pay lower to remain in Inexperienced Bay.
Schefter reported that they’ve agreed on a wage of $11 million and an $8.52 million signing bonus for the 2023 season.
As a result of Packers’ restricted wage cap area, releasing Jones may’ve been a sensible possibility for this offseason. However this transfer means he stays in Inexperienced Bay whereas additionally lowering his cap hit in 2023.
Tom Silverstein of the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel offered some extra particulars on the up to date contract. Based on Silverstein, the Packers added one other void 12 months to his deal, serving to unfold out cap hits.
This does imply Inexperienced Bay will proceed to push cash into future years, one thing now we have gotten used to in current offseasons. However the transfer considerably reduces Jones’ cap hits and means the Packers get to maintain considered one of their finest gamers subsequent season.
We nonetheless don’t know if Aaron Rodgers might be taking part in in Inexperienced Bay subsequent 12 months, however Jones’ return helps the complete offense, no matter who’s taking part in at quarterback.
If it’s Jordan Love, having a star working again to lean on, who also can provide a ton as a pass-catcher, actually helps.
It additionally means working again isn’t an offseason want for the Packers.
They might nonetheless add depth on the place, however that may be left till Day 3 of the draft. Had Jones been launched, it could’ve change into an space of want this offseason.