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Matt LaFleur ‘Caught Off Guard’ By Packers Reducing Aaron Jones, Signing Josh Jacobs

© Michael Owens/GettyImages The Green Bay Packers have been active this offseason in unexpected ways. In this story: The Green Bay Packers are looking to build on a very successful 2023 season that saw them win a road playoff game and come close to playing in the NFC championship. With Jordan Love progressing as planned

Matt LaFleur ‘Caught Off Guard’ By Packers Reducing Aaron Jones, Signing Josh Jacobs

Matt LaFleur 'Caught Off Guard' By Packers Cutting Aaron Jones, Signing Josh Jacobs

The Inexperienced Bay Packers have been energetic this offseason in sudden methods.

On this story:

The Inexperienced Bay Packers need to construct on a really profitable 2023 season that noticed them win a highway playoff recreation and are available near taking part in within the NFC championship. With Jordan Love progressing as deliberate they’ve good purpose to imagine they will proceed to win now. So Inexperienced Bay has made a flurry of postseason strikes — from bringing in standout security Xavier McKinney to chopping longtime operating again Aaron Jones to make room for Josh Jacobs.

The latter apparently stunned Packers coach Matt LaFleur.

“It type of caught me off guard, to be trustworthy with you,” LaFleur told the Wisconsin State Journal. “There have been another issues in play, clearly with Aaron Jones, and I didn’t fairly understand how every thing was going to go. It simply occurred actually quick on that Monday. It occurred actually quick, so I don’t know all the main points of that. I’m not concerned in these sorts of conversations. However we have been tremendous excited [to get Jacobs].”

Jones recorded 889 all-purpose yards and three touchdowns regardless of lacking six video games on account of damage in 2023. Inexperienced Bay had hoped to persuade the Professional Bowl again, who spent the primary seven years of his profession with the franchise, to take a pay minimize. He noticed issues otherwise and finally landed a one-year, $7 million take care of the Minnesota Vikings, which can spice issues up when these two groups meet twice subsequent fall.

Jacobs is three years youthful than Jones and can play on a four-year, $48 million deal. The Packers apparently felt he constituted an improve regardless of a down yr wherein he had 1,101 whole yards and 6 speeding touchdowns. However the former All-Professional is just one yr faraway from main the league in speeding and incomes greater than 2,000 all-purpose yards. Inexperienced Bay is clearly betting Jacobs is poised for a bounce-back season, whereas Jones’ finest years are behind him.

Kyle Koster is an editor at The Huge Lead.

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