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Sometimes, NFL head coaches are very much involved in contract talks and free agency decisions. But it doesn’t sound like that was necessarily the case for Packers head coach Matt LaFleur this offseason when it came to the decision to part ways with Aaron Jones and sign Josh Jacobs.

Matt LaFleur said that heading into free agency, he actually thought Aaron Jones would be back with the team next season. So he admits a pretty brutal truth that he was “caught off guard” when the team quickly parted ways with Jones and instead signed Josh Jacobs.

“It kind of caught me off guard, to be honest with you,” LaFleur said according to the Wisconsin State Journal. “There were some other things in play, obviously with Aaron Jones, and I didn’t quite know how everything was going to go. It just happened really fast on that Monday.”

LaFleur admits that he wasn’t involved in the conversations with Jones, but he’s happy that the team now has Jacobs.

“It happened really fast, so I don’t know all the details of that,” LaFleur said. “I’m not involved in those types of conversations. But we were super excited [to get Jacobs].”

[Wisconsin State Journal]