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NFL rumors: Jets linked to Packers’ Aaron Jones in free agency buzz

It’s no secret the New York Jets need upgrades on offense. A big one could be coming at running back. The Miami Herald’s Barry Jackson reports the Jets are being linked to Green Bay Packers running back Aaron Jones.

SportsBook Review’s Ian Wharton said: “Miami or the Jets are the two teams most likely to sign him, from what I’ve heard.”

Indianapolis-based reporter Evan Massey reported that Jones “is expected to receive heavy interest from the Dolphins, 49ers, Steelers and Bears. Plenty of other teams will have interest, but those four are teams to keep a close eye on. Green Bay would like to re-sign him as well.” He later added the Jets to that list.

The Jets have been down this road before, throwing a lot of cash at Le’Veon Bell two years ago. Bell lasted less than two seasons before being cut.

Bell, as you recall, came to the Jets after sitting out the 2018 season in a contract dispute with the Pittsburgh Steelers. On the other hand, Jones is coming off back-to-back 1,000-yard seasons in Green Bay. In four year with the Packers, Jones has scored 43 touchdowns, including 37 on the ground.

Pro Football Focus rates Jones as the best running back on the market this year. PFF predicts Jones will land in the AFC East, but not with the Jets, projecting the 26-year-old will get a four-year, $46 million contract (with $25 million guaranteed) from the Miami Dolphins.

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