23 April, 2023
According to reports, negotiations for a trade involving Aaron Rodgers, a quarterback who has won the MVP award four times, have resumed between the New York Jets and the Green Bay Packers.
Rodgers has stated that he wants to play for the Jets this season, but a trade between the two clubs has not yet been arranged to make that possible.
According to NFL Network’s Sunday report, though, negotiations have resumed in the hopes of reaching an agreement by the week’s conclusion.
According to the article, negotiations froze for a few weeks. According to ESPN, there has been no communication between the two since the NFL owners’ meeting.
It’s the week before the NFL Draft, when many deals are finalized. The trade that sent A.J. Brown from the Tennessee Titans to the Philadelphia Eagles was one of the biggest shocks of the previous season.
However, this transaction has been simmering for some time, and Jets supporters in particular have been demanding action.
According to a source, Jets owner Woody Johnson was not happy with the trade because it included several high selection picks. The Jets are well aware that by signing Rodgers they have elevated themselves to the level of playoff contender.
Rodgers has told the Jets not to “rush” into a deal to land him, as ESPN’s Mike Greenberg pointed out on “The Pat McAfee Show,” where Rodgers announced his plans to go to New York after reflecting on his life during a four-day nighttime retreat.
On December 25, 2022, in Miami Gardens, Florida, Aaron Rodgers, quarterback for the Green Bay Packers, throws a pass during the first half of an NFL game against the Miami Dolphins. (Photo by Jim Rassol / AP)
“I’ve heard that Aaron has sent signals to the Jets that there’s no reason for them to rush, that he’s not coming until May anyway. So, they’re not missing out on anything right now. So, they should hold out as long as it takes and that ultimately they won’t wind up having to trade the 13th pick in the draft, which is what I think this ultimately comes down to,” Greenberg said.
The Packers’ quest for what? Charles Robinson of Yahoo Sports reports that the Packers are looking for two draft picks (2023 second round and 2024 first round). If Rodgers decides to retire after the 2023 season, the Packers are also ready to provide draft compensation.
However, as was indicated previously with Johnson, the Jets are unwilling to give Green Bay a first-round pick.