Aaron Rodgers’ status for the 2023 season and beyond is unclear, whether it’s with the Green Bay Packers or somewhere else, and a report Sunday didn’t really make things any clearer.
Packers trading Rodgers still “possible”Sources from the league told ESPN that ESPN had acquired the franchise. “prefers to move on from Rodgers”As it did for Brett Favre. Refer to the report “financial reasons”The overall “state”The franchise is the driver behind potential moves.
Swirling rumors about Rodgers’ status with the franchise heated up earlier in the week.
He was linked to the New York Jets, and the latest buzz came in an article published Thursday in The Athletic. According to the report, the Jets are expected to be interested in moving the four time MVP. “to be involved in any trade discussions.”
The Jets may need to give the Packers at least two first-round draft picks for Rodgers if a trade were to happen – a steep price for a quarterback who could retire now or after the 2023 season. New York may also be able to take $15.8m in 2023, and $32.5m in 2024 as caps if Rodgers is acquired and the contract doesn’t get restructured.
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The Athletic wasn’t the only publication to investigate the Rodgers-Jets relationship. Peter King, a journalist for the NFL, suggested the possibility that the Jets might pursue Rodgers. In his “Football Morning In America”Woody Johnson, Jets’ owner, was the author of this column “desperate” for a quarterback.
“So, how possible is it? Well, consider that Rodgers’ cap numbers in the next two seasons would be $48.3 million, combined. That’s certainly manageable,”King was the author. “As for the compensation due Green Bay, my guess is the Pack would want at least two first-round picks. The Woody Johnson Jets, desperate for a star QB almost since the Broadway Joe days, would happily pay that freight, I’d guess. But would Rodgers accept a deal to the Jets? We shall see.”
Johnson said that he was willing to make a payment for a backup quarterback.
On Thursday the Jets appointed Nathaniel Hackett, their offensive coordinator. Hackett was fired by the Denver Broncos earlier in the season but spent a few seasons as Rodgers’ offensive coordinator.
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