If you're wondering which Green Bay Packers jersey to buy this season, make it Aaron Jones'.
The former Pro Bowl running back exemplifies what it means to be a Packer. He might be a superstar at the running back position, but he is an even better person off the field.
Jones puts other people first, which is why he was deservedly the Packers' nomination for the NFL Walter Payton Man of the Year award in 2022.
He also puts his team first. Earlier this offseason, Jones agreed to take a $5 million pay cut. It was a move that helped the Packers create much-needed cap space. Many players wouldn't have agreed to take a pay cut.
To understand what makes Jones such a great teammate, listen to what he had to say about his updated contract.
"I wouldn't say a pay cut because I've never made $11 million in my career," Jones said, according to Cody Krupp of WLUK-TV FOX 11. "I didn't want to be greedy. I'm a team player and I want to help the team, and help them get as many guys in here as we can."
How can you not love Aaron Jones?
Sure, he's still one of the highest-paid running backs in the NFL, but he didn't have to help the team out like he did. He willingly reduced his salary by $5 million, a move most people would never agree to.
Jones has repeatedly stated his love for the Packers, and the feeling is mutual. Jones is understandably one of the team's most popular players.
He will now aim to help new starting quarterback Jordan Love in the 2023 season. The two have already worked out together this offseason, a sign of their commitment to the team.
It's impossible not to love Aaron Jones. He puts others before himself, and that includes his team.