Despite dominating down the stretch, the Packers could move on from Aaron Jones.
Jones is set to be 30 years old next season. He's got a cap hit that is approaching $18 million. He's coming off of a year in which he really struggled with injuries.
As much as we all love Aaron Jones, could the Packers get rid of him this offseason?
The Packers are going to have to spend their cap space somewhere. I think you can look up and down this list and maybe pick one or the other. But if the Packers are going to move on from Aaron Jones, the 2024 offseason would seem to be the time to do it.
This offseason, Brian Gutekunst could really reset at running back. Whether or not the Packers were seriously involved is one thing, but the fact that it sort of made sense for this team to go after a player like Jonathan Taylor in 2023 tells you all you need to know about Green Bay's running back situation.
It's sort of a shock that Jordan Love has thrived the way we've seen without a stable running game behind him. The Packers rank 15th in the league in rushing offense, so they haven't exactly been "bad" there, but you really thought the combo of Aaron Jones and AJ Dillon would help make life even easier for Love in year one.
With a base salary of $11 million, trading Jones could be complicated but he would undoubtedly have some suitors. It just feels like the Packers need to overhaul this position.