April 16, 2024

Matt LaFleur: Cutting Aaron Jones, signing Josh Jacobs “caught me off guard”

Packers head coach Matt LaFleur says that till the primary day that groups might speak to free brokers this offseason, he was below the impression that working again Aaron Jones could be again in Green Bay.

Instead, the Packers reduce Jones and signed free agent working again Josh Jacobs, and LaFleur stated he didn’t see that coming.

It kind of caught me off guard, to be honest with you,” LaFleur stated, by way of the Wisconsin State Journal. “There were some other things in play, obviously with Aaron Jones, and I didn’t quite know how everything was going to go. It just happened really fast on that Monday.”

The Packers had hoped to persuade Jones to take a pay reduce, however he declined and was launched as a substitute. He signed a one-year, $7 million contract with the Vikings, whereas the Packers gave Jacobs a four-year, $48 million contract.

“It happened really fast, so I don’t know all the details of that,” LaFleur stated. “I’m not involved in those types of conversations. But we were super excited [to get Jacobs].”

Now they’ll see Jones twice a 12 months, they usually’ll hope Jacobs proves to be an improve that LaFleur didn’t see coming.