Aaron Jones sends a message to Josh Jacobs after signing with Packers

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For about an hour, it looked like we were getting a running back duo of Josh Jacobs and Aaron Jones. However, the Green Bay Packers surprisingly released Jones shortly after.

The nightmare of watching him play for the Minnesota Vikings soon became a reality, with Jones signing a one-year deal with the Packers' NFC North rivals the following day. Jones made some interesting comments after his departure, including saying he was "not worried about the Packers."

Jones is replaced by Jacobs, the 2022 NFL rushing champion. The Packers hope Jacobs can take the ground game to another level.

While Jones seemingly felt disrespected by the Packers, he still took time to send love to Jacobs.

Aaron Jones sends love to new Packers running back Josh Jacobs

Jacobs had nothing but praise for Jones in his introductory press conference with the Packers, saying he wants "to hold that standard" that he set. Jones responded on social media in the best possible way.

It was a classy message from Jones. While his time with the Packers didn't end as everyone hoped, he still had an incredible career in Green Bay and will forever be a fan favorite. Jones is a future Green Bay Packers Hall of Famer and one of the best-ever running backs to wear the green and gold.

If only we could've seen Jacobs and Jones play together in Green Bay. Their styles would've complemented each other perfectly. Jacobs can dominate the carries and wear down defenses, allowing Jones to use his explosiveness and vision to break out big runs.

Instead, the Packers' new-look defense will have to figure out a way to stop Jones when they take on the Vikings.

Green Bay re-signed AJ Dillon to a team-friendly contract, but Brian Gutekunst may still want to add a running back on Day 2 or 3 of the 2024 NFL Draft.

We won't get to watch a Jacobs-Jones combination in Green Bay, but it's great to see the mutual respect between the two Pro Bowl running backs.

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