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Aaron Jones, Packers agree to four-year contract (reports)

The contract comes just one day before NFL free agency begins.
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Posted at 3:26 PM, Mar 14, 2021
and last updated 2021-03-14 16:39:35-04

GREEN BAY, Wis. (NBC 26) — Get ready for four more years of Aaron Jones in Green Bay.

The Packers and their star running back have agreed to a four-year contract worth $48 million, according to multiple reports and first reported by ESPN.

ESPN reports Jones could have signed for more in free agency, but wanted to stay in Green Bay.

Jones was set to become a free agent and would have been able to negotiate with other teams starting Monday. Some thought he could command around $15 million per year on the open market, but he presumably took a hometown discount to stay with the Packers for $12 million per season.

Other top running backs have signed longer and richer contracts in recent years. Last offseason, Panthers RB Christian McCaffrey signed a four-year, $64 million extension. Just before the start of last season, Saints RB Alvin Kamara signed a five-year contract worth $75 million and Vikings RB Dalvin Cook agreed to a 5-year, $63 million dollar deal to remain in Minnesota.

In a video posted on Instagram, Jones said he has "unfinished business" in Green Bay. The 26-year-old has been a major part of the last two Packers teams that made runs to the NFC Championship but fell short of the Super Bowl each time.