Jones hopes to be 'lifelong Packer,' not sweating contract status
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Aaron Jones wants to spend his entire career with the Green Bay Packers, but he isn't worried about not getting a long-term extension yet ahead of his contract year.

"Whether it's my first year or my last year on a deal, I'm going to be just as motivated," the running back told reporters Wednesday, according to Mike Spofford of Packers.com. "It doesn't change just because a contract is on the line for me.

"I'm going to continue to work and do everything in my power. I trust my agency and the Packers. With that, I would love to be a lifelong Packer."

Jones is coming off the first 1,000-plus-yard rushing season of his career, and his 16 touchdowns on the ground tied Derrick Henry for the NFL lead in 2019. The 2017 fifth-round pick is on track to be part of a potentially loaded class of running backs in free agency after the 2020 campaign.

"I'm really not looking at the market, I'm just focused on myself," Jones said. "I feel like I can play at a really high level and elite level for a very long time, so I'm just going to do what I can and hopefully that leads to me being a Packer for life."

Jones shared the backfield with Jamaal Williams over his first three seasons. The Packers selected former Boston College running back AJ Dillon in the second round of the 2020 draft, a potential sign at least one of Williams or Jones could be allowed to hit the open market in 2021.

Jones owns a career average of five yards per carry, and he's reached that while racking up 4,502 yards on 260 attempts.

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