As the Packers’ nominee for Walter Payton Man of the Year, Jones made several media appearances as part of the Super Bowl festivities in Phoenix.
On Jim Rome’s show, Rome and Aaron Jones spoke about a wide variety of topics, including Jones’ family, his military background, as well as the future of Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers.
Aaron Jones’ thoughts on Aaron Rodgers’ future
After Rome mentioned Aaron Rodgers’ upcoming darkness retreat, that Rodgers says will help provide clarity on his future, he asked Jones on how he would approach his longtime teammate.
Jones then talked about importance of giving him the space to let him make his decision. Jones reiterated the need to respect Rodgers’ process and added how he will be supportive for his friend on whatever he ends up deciding.
Rome followed that up by asking whether Jones believes he has played his last game with the Hall-of-Fame quarterback.
Jones replied, “For some reason, no. I feel like he’ll be back.”
Jones added how he felt the team has all the pieces that they need. He also mentioned how Rodgers would prefer to go out on his terms, as Jones speculated that he would not want to share the retirement spotlight with the recently retired Tom Brady.
Does Aaron Jones believe in Jordan Love?
Although Jones was unsure about what the future holds for the Packers at the quarterback position, he expressed confidence in 2020 first-round pick Jordan Love.
"“From the time he’s come in until now, he’s just continued to work, work, work,” Jones told Jim Rome. “You could see the confidence starting to come out even more and more. He got some time to play in games this past season, and you can tell he made that jump and he’s confident out there and he’s capable and he can do it at a high level. So I feel like he’ll definitely be that guy when A-Rod’s gone.”"
Whether Aaron Rodgers returns to the Packers, retires, or gets traded to another team, Aaron Jones believes that the future is bright for the organization.