WASHINGTON (AP) Aaron Jones is back.
The Washington Redskins signed him to a four-year contract extension on Friday.
Jones will play this season in a backup role.
It was announced on Friday that he’ll be the team’s starting quarterback in the NFC East.
Jones was injured in the second half of Sunday’s loss to the New York Giants, and the Redskins had no choice but to make the switch.
It’s a drastic move for a team that had a promising start to the season with an 18-3 record.
But the team now has the option to keep Jones in the starting lineup in 2019.
Jones, a fourth-round draft pick in 2018, spent two seasons with the Houston Texans before being cut in the offseason.
He then spent the last three seasons with Tampa Bay and was released by the Bucs last year.
The 25-year-old has started four games for the Buccaneers, but has never started a regular-season game in a regular season.
He had career highs in completions (66), yards (5,664) and touchdowns (12) last season.
The NFL has said it’s looking into whether Jones intentionally injured his shoulder in Week 1 of the 2017 season.