We dodged a financial bullet there. While he would have been very good for the Dolphins, the Dolphins have the chance to add a good back in the draft. Also, RBs take a lot of hits and I wonder if most ever earn the money in that big contract they sign when their rookie contracts expire.
NBC Sports Edge wrote:
Packers re-signed RB Aaron Jones to a four-year, $48 million contract.https://www.nbcsports.com/edge/football ... aron-jones
After the Packers chose not to place the franchise tag on Jones, it looked like the electric back would be forced into testing the waters of free agency. Following some extra time at the negotiating table, Jones will be staying in Green Bay for the next four seasons if he's able to play out the length of the contract. The deal includes a $13 million signing bonus. Despite missing two games in 2020, Jones set a career-high in rushing yards at 1,104 to go along with his 355 yards through the air. He has scored 30 times over the past two seasons and routinely sits atop the league's best backs in yards per carry. If he can maintain his current career pace of 5.2 yards per carry, he'll likely go down as one of the most efficient runners the league has ever seen. Green Bay took AJ Dillon in the second round of the draft last year but it looks like he'll continue to serve as nothing more than a premium backup. Jamaal Williams has been used to spell Jones at times but he is set to hit free agency. If Green Bay lets him walk, it would likely mean more work for both Jones and Dillon.