The Green Bay Packers and Aaron Jones agreed on a new salary for 2023. The move, which will save the Packers millions in salary cap space, ensures that the dynamic running back will remain in Green Bay for at least one more year. There were many fans and analysts who believed that Jones would be cut this offseason due to his $20 million salary cap hit. The new deal drastically diminishes that number, making his return to the team in 2023 possible. Jones took to Twitter to share his appreciation and excitement about being able to stay.
Year 7 is Gonna be crazy in Lambeau📈Honored to carry the G and blessed to be back 🙏🏾🧀💯 https://t.co/oByIqs9jeK
— Aaron Jones 3️⃣3️⃣ (@Showtyme_33) February 17, 2023
As a back-to-back nominee for the Walter Payton Man of the Year Award, there are few that Carry the G as well or as completely as Aaron Jones. Indeed, he is the embodiment of what it means to be a Green Bay Packer.
Aaron Jones in Green Bay Packers History
This past season may not have been what the Green Bay Packers and their fans had hoped for, but it was an historical season for Aaron Jones. His 1,121 rushing yards were not only a career-high, but he also jumped to third on the Packers’ all-time rushing list. His 5,284 yards have him sitting behind Jim Taylor (8,207) and Ahman Green (8,322).
Jones only rushed for two touchdowns this past season, giving him 43 rushing touchdowns for his career. That total ranks fourth in team history behind Paul Hornung (50), Green (54), and Taylor (81).
2022 saw Jones skyrocket up the Packers’ all-time list for rushing attempts, too. His 210 attempts last season gave him 1,035 for his career. That total ranks fifth in team history behind Clark Hinkle (1,171), John Brockington (1,293), Taylor (1,811), and Green (1,851).
Of all the great Packers running backs named above, only Brockington has played fewer games (85) than Jones (86). All of the other backs listed played well over 100 games for the franchise, the most being Taylor’s 119.
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Will the Green Bay Packers Make the 2023 NFL Playoffs?
According to sportsbooks, the Green Bay Packers are currently ninth overall (+3000) to win the 2024 Super Bowl. This is the highest among 2022 non-playoff teams, signaling they’ll be playoff-bound.
Who Do the Green Bay Packers Play in 2023?
Aside from their divisional opponents (Vikings, Lions, and Bears), whom they place twice, the Packers play the Saints, Buccaneers, Chiefs, Chargers, and Rams at home in 2023. They’ll travel on the road to face the Falcons, Panthers, Broncos, Raiders, Giants, and Steelers.
Who Owns the Green Bay Packers?
The team is owned by Green Bay Packers, Inc., a publicly owned and traded non-profit. There are currently over 360,000 stockholders. Mark Murphy currently holds the role of Packers president and CEO, with plans to retire in 2025.
How Many Super Bowls Have the Packers Won?
The Packers have won four Super Bowls. These victories include Super Bowl 1 and Super Bowl 2 after the 1966 and 1967 seasons. Their next title came in Super Bowl 31, following the 1996 season. Their most recent championship was Super Bowl 45, crowning them the winners of the 2010 season.