The Green Bay Packers may not want receiver James Jones back, but the feeling is certainly not mutual.
Jones, who will be free to sign with any team on March 11, reiterated his desire to stay with the Packers earlier this week.
“It’s an exciting time for me and my family,” Jones said. “I would love to go back to Green Bay and play ball there. I love a lot of my teammates [and] playing with one of the best quarterbacks in the game. But we all know this is a business. This is the part that we all hate, but you’ve got to deal with it.”
Jones is obviously realistic. He also talked about what he’d look for in a new team. Basically, he’d look for a team like the Green Bay Packers.
“Priority number one is just taking care of my family,” Jones said. “Priority number two is if I’m not able to go back to Green Bay, to find a good fit with a good quarterback, people that are trying to win and to be a part of that and help them win some ballgames.”
New England Patriots, anyone? Denver Broncos? Seattle Seahawks?
The Patriots certainly could use a receiver because, well, I can’t name one receiver on their team. The Broncos stand a good chance of losing Eric Decker in free agency. The Seahawks just released Sidney Rice and Golden Tate will be a free agent.
A team-first guy like Jones would be a great fit in any of those places.
Oh, and there’s also the New York Giants. Their offense is now run by former Packers quarterbacks coach Ben McAdoo and they’ll probably lose Hakeem Nicks to free agency.
And let’s not leave out the Raiders and Chiefs, both of whom have former Packers execs as general managers and not much to speak of at the receiver position. Although the Raiders don’t really fit Jones’ criteria.
Ultimately, Jones is probably going to play for whoever throws the most money at him. Unlike his last foray into free agency, we’re guessing he’ll have plenty of options.
He won’t be missed
James Jones wants to know what the fuck is wrong with you.
Jame Jones thinks that he played hard and was nothing but a model player for the Green Bay Packers.
Also James Jones is really going to miss James Jones’ talking the third person.
James Jones will be missed.
James Jones will be DEARLY missed!
So go shank another 15 kicks this year when you lose your confidence Crosby!
Yeah, actually he will, dipshit.
It’s too bad, but JJ will be heading to greener pastures. Or, other pastures anyway as the Packers seem to have zero interest in retaining his services. Unlike diva Greg jennings, Jones played injured most of last season with the knee injury and then broken ribs.
He’s not going to get overpaid like TT’s favorites AJ Hawk (the pile- jumper), Morgan Burnett or Ryan Pickett since 2010.
If only Sam Shields had this same desire…
It was great to see JJ on the NFL Network last night. Nice to see him making the rounds and getting a little exposure.