If the Packers don't bring Aaron Jones back in 2024, it won't be because of his production. Jones is still a crucial starter in Green Bay's offense. He has rushed for over 100 yards in three straight games, helping the Packers get over the line in the playoff race.
Since Week 16, Jones has 63 carries for 358 yards at 5.7 yards per attempt. Jones will need to play a starring role if the Packers are going to make a run in the playoffs.
But his future is in doubt beyond this season. Green Bay has a few factors to consider: Contract, age, and injury history.
Jones enters the final year of his contract in 2024 with a cap hit of $17.58 million. The Packers need to lower that number. Extending his deal wouldn't make much sense in the long term, so unless Jones takes another pay cut, Green Bay may need to move on.
Jones turned 29 last month and is coming to the end of his seventh year in the NFL. He has also battled injuries this season, missing six games.
There's a lot to consider. Jones is a franchise legend. He ranks third all-time in Packers career rushing yards and fourth in rushing touchdowns. But his time in Green Bay could be coming to an end.