Aaron Jones agrees to 4-year, $48 million deal to return to Packers

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CHICAGO, IL – JANUARY 03: Green Bay Packers running back Aaron Jones (33) battles with Chicago Bears defensive end Mario Edwards (97) in action during a game between the Chicago Bears and the Green Bay Packers on January 03, 2021 in Chicago, IL. (Photo by Robin Alam/Icon Sportswire via Getty Images)

EL PASO, Texas (KTSM) — Aaron Jones is staying in Green Bay.

The Packers’ fifth round draft pick in 2017 out of UTEP, Jones has rushed for 3,364 yards and 37 touchdowns in four seasons in Green Bay.

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The El Paso native exploded on the scene in 2019 when he led the NFL and set a Packers franchise record with 23 total touchdowns (including postseason). Jones was a Pro Bowl selection last season and ranks fifth in yards from scrimmage (3,017) and is tied for second in total touchdowns (30) over the course of the last two seasons.

Along with Jones, Derick Henry and Dalvin Cook are the only other running back to have over 3,000 yards from scrimmage and 30 touchdowns since 2019.

The total value of Jones’ contract is tied for the sixth largest in the league behind Ezekiel Elliott, Alvin Kamara, Christian McCaffrey, Cook and Henry. Joe Mixon’s contract with the Cincinnati Bengals is also worth $48 million.

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