Matt LaFleur: Aaron Jones removal, Josh Jacobs signing "caught me off guard"

According to the head coach of the Green Bay Packers, Matt LaFleur, he was under the notion that running back Aaron Jones would be returning to Green Bay until the first day of the offseason when teams were allowed to have conversations with free agents.

On the other hand, the Packers decided to release Jones and sign Josh Jacobs, a free agency running back. LaFleur stated that he was surprised by this development.

"It kind of caught me off guard, to be honest with you," LaFleur remarked, as reported by the Wisconsin State Journal.

I was not really sure how everything was going to turn out because there were a few other factors at play, the most obvious of which was Aaron Jones. On that Monday, it just happened in a very short amount of time.

It was the Packers' expectation that Jones would agree to a pay reduction, but he denied, and as a result, he was released from his contract. 

 He signed a contract with the Vikings that was worth $7 million for one year, while the Packers offered Jacobs a contract that was worth $48 million for four years.

In response to the question, LaFleur stated, "I don't know all the details of that because it happened so quickly." It is not my intention to participate in conversations of that nature. But we were ecstatic about the prospect of acquiring Jacobs.

They will now look forward to seeing Jones twice a year, and they will be hoping that Jacobs will show to be an improvement that LaFleur did not anticipate.

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