Aaron Jones seems to have taken a shot at Packers GM after signing with Vikings

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The Green Bay Packers disrespected Aaron Jones two offseasons in a row, and now they have to play against him twice a year.

The Athletic's Dianna Russini reports that Jones is expected to sign with the Minnesota Vikings at the start of the new league year. It's the worst-case scenario for the Packers, who released Jones less than a day earlier.

Jones had a year remaining on his contract, but the two sides couldn't agree on a reduced salary, with The Athletic reporting the Packers wanted a reduction of at least 50 percent.

Having already taken a pay cut a year ago, it's understandable why Jones wouldn't want to reduce his salary again in 2024, especially after how important he was to the team down the stretch. Jones had five straight 100-yard performances to close out the season, and his leadership was vital for a young team going through ups and downs early in the year.

Jones took slightly more money to sign with the Vikings, which could indicate that he wanted to play against the Packers, and his recent liked tweets back that up.

Aaron Jones likes a tweet taking a shot at Packers GM Brian Gutekunst

Not only did the Packers ask Jones to take another pay cut, but when he turned them down, they signed Josh Jacobs to a four-year contract. It's a reminder of how tough the NFL business is.

Jones clearly felt disrespected. He recently liked a tweet taking a shot at Packers general manager Brian Gutekunst.

It's hard to blame Jones.

The Packers are doing what they feel is best for the team, but Jones has every right to feel disrespected. He has given his all to the team, his teammates, and the community during his time in Green Bay, even reducing his salary last offseason. His reward was to either take another pay cut or get released.

Jones saved many of his best performances for the Vikings. Now, he joins them and gets an opportunity twice a season to prove Gutekunst wrong.

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