The 2020 NFL season marks the final year of Aaron Jones’ rookie contract. The Green Bay Packers would be foolish not to re-sign him long term. Unless Jones suffers a major injury or takes a major step back, the Packers usually like keeping their superstars around.
Jones, 25, will soon enter what might be his best chance for a big contract and it’s important he makes the most of it. The normal NFL running back shelf life lasts just one or two big contracts, considering he makes a fifth-round pick’s salary, capitalizing on each chance is crucial.
If Jones doesn’t re-sign with the Packers, he has a chance to make some great money but is also competing with a lot of other free-agent backs. The class will feature Alvin Kamara, Nick Chubb, Dalvin Cook, Kenyan Drake, Todd Gurley, and Joe Mixon to name a few.
The level of production Jones has already achieved has been impressive. He rushed for a league-best 16 rushing touchdown in 2019 and added 1,084 rushing yards to go along with it. He also added 474 receiving yards and three touchdown catches.
With that being said, there are three reasons why the Miami Dolphins should go after Jones if he hits free agency.