new york jets Owner Woody Johnson was «excited and pleased» about the prospect of acquiring Aaron Rodgers in a trade with the Green Bay Packers following his meeting with the four-time MVP this week, according to a report.

Johnson, general manager Joe Douglas, coach Robert Saleh and offensive coordinator Nathaniel Hackett, who previously worked with Rodgers at Green Bay, he flew to California on Tuesday to meet Rodgers in person, ESPN reported.

Rodgers has yet to make an announcement about his future after his retirement in obscurity, and that includes a decision to stay with the Packers or retire all together. (Peter Joneleit/Icon Sportswire via Getty Images)

Sources told ESPN’s Dianna Russini that the Jets’ perception of the situation only became more optimistic after the meeting.

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«While there was optimism leading up to the California meeting, Woody Johnson felt it was important to meet in person, sources said. Johnson left the meeting excited and pleased with the potential matchup,» Russini said on Twitter Thursday.

New York Jets owner Woody Johnson looks on before a game against the Pittsburgh Steelers at Acrisure Stadium on October 2, 2022 in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.

New York Jets owner Woody Johnson looks on before a game against the Pittsburgh Steelers at Acrisure Stadium on October 2, 2022 in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. (Joe Sargent/Getty Images)

«As the Jets are working internally on optimism that this will happen, the Jets and Packers are still in talks about compensation and contract, sources said. Those talks already started before the meeting.»

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The meeting followed the news that former Los Vegas Raiders quarterback Derek Carr, who had been heavily pursued by the Jets in the offseason, had signed a four-year contract with the New Orleans Saints on Monday.

New York immediately turned its full attention to Rodgers soon after, with reports saying the organization had had a conversation with him earlier that day.

Aaron Rodgers, number 12 of the Green Bay Packers, warms up before the game against the Detroit Lions at Ford Field on January 9, 2022 in Detroit, Michigan.

Aaron Rodgers, number 12 of the Green Bay Packers, warms up before the game against the Detroit Lions at Ford Field on January 9, 2022 in Detroit, Michigan. (Nic Antaya/Getty Images)

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Rodgers has yet to make an announcement about his future, following his retirement in obscurity, and that includes a decision to stay with the Packers or retire entirely.

«I think it’s going to be important to get through this week and take my isolation retreat and just be able to contemplate all things, my future, and then make a decision that I feel is best for me and in the best interest of my happiness,» he said. at that moment.