Aaron Jones' contract with Vikings proves he's out for revenge on Packers

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Our worst fears have come true. Less than a day after the Green Bay Packers released running back Aaron Jones, he is reportedly signing with the Minnesota Vikings.

Per NFL Network's Ian Rapoport and Tom Pelissero, Jones is signing a one-year, $7 million deal to sign with the Packers' division rivals.

Jones joins a long list of former Packers who have left Green Bay for Minnesota, including Brett Favre, Greg Jennings, and, more recently, Za'Darius Smith.

The Packers pushed Jones for too long. They handed him an insulting offer before releasing him, which Jones declined. Now, they have to worry about playing against him twice a season. Based on his new contract details, it seems he is out for revenge.

Aaron Jones's Vikings deal isn't far off what Packers offered him

Jones was due to make $12 million with the Packers in 2024. The Athletic's Matt Schneidman and Dianna Russini reported that Green Bay asked Jones to take a pay cut of at least 50 percent, which would've taken his earnings to around $6 million.

He declined and will now sign a one-year deal worth $7 million with Minnesota, a difference of $1 million.

Jones will earn more money with the Vikings, but it's not the significant pay rise many assumed he would make on the open market. Did he want to sign with the Vikings to play against the Packers twice a season?

The Packers disrespected Jones on his way out, asking him to take a significant pay cut for the second season in a row. He can't be blamed for wanting to move on, and it's not surprising that the Vikings signed him. Jones has 1,005 total yards and 10 touchdowns in 11 career games against Minnesota.

Now, he aims to prove to the Packers why they made a huge mistake.

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