Packers QB Jordan Love shares reaction to Aaron Jones signing with Vikings

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One of the more surprising transactions the Minnesota Vikings made this offseason was when they signed former Green Bay Packers running back Aaron Jones to a one-year deal after cutting ties with Alexander Mattison.

Minnesota was expected to attempt to improve their struggling rushing attack from last season, but adding a star player from the Vikings' biggest division rival had to raise some eyebrows on both sides of the state border.

Jones should help the Vikings this season, but it will be a little strange to see a running back who found success against Minnesota in the past contributing to the purple and gold during the 2024 NFL season.

Packers QB Jordan Love shares reaction to Aaron Jones signing with Vikings

The Green Bay Packers signed former Las Vegas Raiders rusher Josh Jacobs and for a moment it appeared like they would have one of the scariest running back duos in the league. However, Aaron Jones was released shortly after the Jacobs signing and it didn't take long for him to find a new team.

Some of Jones' teammates have discussed the running back's release and signing with the Vikings. Clay Matthews was one of those individuals, but the response of current Packers QB Jordan Love is interesting as well.

Recently, Jordan Love spoke to the media at Green Bay OTAs on Tuesday. CBS Sports shared the Packers' quarterback's comments on Jones' departure and it sounds like the running back will be missed in Wisconsin.

""Aaron Jones is such a special player. Special guy in this locker room since I've been here. Everyone loved Aaron, and it was very tough. It was one of those things that you can't control.""

Jordan Love at Packers OTA on Tuesday

Aaron Jones is a dynamic player who excelled as both a runner and receiver in Green Bay. His versatility made him a great player for a veteran like Aaron Rogers as well as a young player like Jordan Love and should provide a solid option for a Minnesota offense led by head coach Kevin O'Connell.

Averaging five yards per carry and 7.6 yards per reception in 97 games over the course of his seven seasons with the Packers is impressive. While it isn't certain that he will have that kind of production with the Minnesota Vikings, expectations are high that Aaron Jones can be that great running back and locker room guy that fans loved in Green Bay for many years.