The «Aaron Rodgers to the Jets» rumors are much more than just rumors at this point.
The Green Bay Packers and Jets have «resolved what needs to be resolved» regarding the trade details, which «essentially are done,» according to a report.
SNY points out that, at this point, it’s all a matter of whether. Rodgers wants to be in New York.
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NFL NetworkHowever, he says that the framework is yet to be determined exactly. But he points out, like SNY, that if Rodgers really wants to go to the Jets, the two organizations will make it work.
Jets owner Woody Johnson, general manager Joe Douglas, head coach Robert Saleh and offensive coordinator Nathaniel Hackett, who once held the same role with Green Bay, met with Rodgers in person earlier this week. in California, and Johnson reportedly left the meeting feeling very positive. .
While that meeting was going on, Jets players were trying to recruit the four-time MVP from their own homes.
«Yeah @AaronRodgers12 I promise if you become a Jet I won’t catch you in practice and burn your cheese head,» All-Pro rookie cornerback Sauce Gardner tweeted earlier this week (and yes, he burned his head). cheese head). ).
The Jets went 7-10 last season and stayed alive in the playoff race through week 17. They have one of the best rosters in all of football, especially in young offensive talent with Offensive Rookie of the Year Garrett Wilson and running back Breece Hall. , who likely would have won the award had it not been for a midseason ACL tear.
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However, they had arguably the worst quarterback situation in all of football with Zach Wilson’s struggles.
Packers CEO Mark Murphy hinted Friday that the Packers are ready to part with Rodgers.
When asked if there is a potential scenario in which Rodgers would stay in Green Bay in 2023, he said only «if things don’t go our way.» Many have taken that as code that they are ready to hand over the keys to Jordan Love, whom they selected in the first round of the 2020 NFL Draft as Rodgers’ heir to the throne, only to see Rodgers win back-to-back MVPs.
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Rodgers is entering the second year of a three-year contract worth more than $150 million. If he decides to fold, he won’t see the rest of that money.