Packers have made a huge mistake not placing Aaron Jones on the franchise tag

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Some major news has arrived out of Green Bay and Packers fans are not happy whatsoever. That's because Adam Schefter is reporting that the team has decided not to place the franchise tag on star running back Aaron Jones, opening up the door for him to leave in free agency.

While Schefter is also reporting the team is hoping to re-sign him, there's a big risk here. Where will Jones end up suiting up in 2021?

As you might imagine, several teams are going to be lining up to try and steal Jones away from Green Bay. The speedster rushed for a career-high 1,104 yards this past season, while adding nine touchdowns. In 2019, he was a machine, scoring 16 rushing TDs.

If Jones does end up leaving Green Bay to sign with a new team in the coming months, it will leave a huge hole in the offense for Aaron Rodgers and Co. Brian Gutekunst better know what he's doing here.