The Green Bay Packers and star running back Aaron Jones have come to an agreement on a new salary for the 2023 season. Going into the season, during it, and after the Week 18 loss to the Detroit Lions, many assumed that the Packers and Jones would part ways after 2022. After all, Jones was originally due to carry a $20 million cap hit into the 2023 season. This new agreement, however, guarantees that Jones will be the Packers starting running back for at least one more season. On the show “Nine 2 Noon” on 97.3 The Game, former Packers fullback John Kuhn explained the new deal and had high praise for Jones himself.
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Former Green Bay Packers Pro Bowler John Kuhn Has High Praise for Aaron Jones
Kuhn used his platform on “Nine 2 Noon” to dissect the new salary for Jones and praise the running back for being happy and for giving back to the team:
“Let me state this for everybody to hear. This is different than a restructure. This much different than a restructure scenario where they just give all of his contract due this year in a signing bonus and prorate that over voidable years going into the future. This is not that. There may be voidable years added, but Aaron Jones gave money back. He took a pay cut to come back to the Green Bay Packers.
“The money will be structured in such a way where he will get the majority of it up front, but he is giving money back to the Green Bay Packers so that they are not stuck in cap purgatory going forward. They may have a little cap hit going forward, but not what they would have had if they had restructured the entire $20 million cap hit that he was supposed to have.
“This is Aaron Jones giving. This is Aaron Jones happy. This is Aaron Jones wanting to stay a Green Bay Packer. He is still going to be, in this contract, the last three years with this year added in, the second-highest running back AP-wise in the National Football League. So not really something to shake a stick at. It’s not like he’s just getting beat over the head here. Derrick Henry is still going to be the only running back to make more money than him over the last three years. But Aaron Jones wants to come back to the Green Bay Packers, and he’s giving up money to do it.”
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