By not using their franchise label on Aaron Jones, the Packers run the risk of losing their best running back next week in free agency. But the team did not give up on extending it until the start of the league’s new year, ESPN.com’s Adam Schefter. tweets.
The Packers discussed the prospect of scoring Jones and continue to see it as part of their future, according to NFL.com’s Ian Rapoport (video link). Green Bay, which has not used the tag since 2010, is running out of time to save this future.
While the running back tag is not yet known, it could even be less than $ 9 million – thanks to the planned reduction in the cap – so it’s somewhat surprising that the Packers haven’t handcuffed Jones via the label. Corey linsley is expected to hit the market, so the team faces the real possibility of losing an All-Pro center and a Pro Bowl next week.
Jones’ negotiations with the Packers led the running backs to change agents. The 2020 talks produced an offer worth $ 12 million a year, but Green Bay’s proposal was light on guaranteed money. While the recruits of the 2017 half-offensive Christian mccaffrey, Alvin kamara, Dalvin cook and Joe mixon opted for security before free will, Jones would have to enter a real market if he achieved free will. The dolphins are a known suitor for the 1,000-yard rusher twice. With Jones the undisputed number one free agency running back, it would take a lot for the Packers to keep him out of the market at this point.