After weeks of bargaining, sources say the Green Bay Packers and New York jets have come to a trade agreement in regards to quarterback Aaron Rodgers.
In the middle of March, the historic NFL quarterback sat down for an interview on “The Pat McAfee Show” and addressed the rumors of a trade. “I made it clear that my intention was to play and my intention was to play for the New York Jets,” Rodgers admitted at the time.
“I haven’t been holding anything up at this point it’s been compensation that the Packers are trying to get for me, kind of digging their heels in, I think it is interesting at this point to step back and look at the whole picture,” he continued. “I still have that fire and I want to play and I would like to play in New York, it’s just a matter of getting that done at this point.”
With this being said, it was unclear what the outcome of a trade would be. Especially when considering general manager Brian Gutekunst said he was unable to get in contact with Rodgers despite numerous offers.
“I was really looking forward to the conversations with Aaron to see how he fit into that,” Gutekunst said in late March, according to ESPN. “Those never transpired. So there came a time where we had to make some decisions, so we went through his representatives to try to talk to him [about] where were we going with our team.”
Additionally, although the Jets would be getting a champion quarterback, it is indisputable that Rodgers is getting up there in age. Signing on a 39-year-old player is a risk, but one the Jets were seemingly okay with taking.
NFL insider Adam Schefter announces breaking Aaron Rodgers news
As of April 24th, over a month since rumors began circling about the quarterback’s future in the NFL, insider Adam Schefter announced trade compensations were being finalized.
Taking to Twitter, the NFL insider announced that the New York Jets will receive quarterback Aaron Rodgers and a 2023 NFL Draft 5th round pick. In exchange, the Green Bay Packers get 2023 NFL Draft 2nd round pick a 6th round pick, and “a conditional 2024 2nd-rd pick that becomes a 1st if Rodgers plays 65 percent of the plays.”
After concluding one of his worst seasons in the NFL, it will certainly be interesting to see how Rodgers performs in the upcoming years.
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