Aaron Rodgers just became the Jets’ quarterback to lose
The New York Jets are optimistic that they are close to completing a deal for Aaron Rodgers with the Green Bay Packers.
Aaron Rodgers is continuing to follow in Brett Favre’s footsteps, it seems. ESPN’s Diana Rossini reported early Thursday morning that the New York Jets are optimistic about their chances of acquiring the quarterback in a deal with the Green Bay Packers.
Here is what Rossini mentioned in a series of tweets:
“Following an intensely personal meeting between the Aaron Rodgers brass and the New York Jets, including owner Woody Johnson, there is optimism in the Jets organization that they are on the verge of landing a future Hall of Fame QB, sources close to the situation tell ESPN. While optimism is present, the sources said Prior to the California meeting, Woody Johnson felt it was important that we meet in person. Johnson left the meeting excited and satisfied with the potential match. Since the Jets have been operating internally on optimism that this will happen, the Jets and Packers are still engaged in talks about compensation and contracts, sources said. That conversation really started before the meeting. Now, we’re waiting to see if the Jets can strike a deal to bring a future Hall of Famer from Green Bay to New York.”
The Jets flew to meet Rodgers on Wednesday, presumably to make their case to Rodgers, and were expected to return Wednesday morning, though no plane from California landed at the local airport from which the Gates brass departed on Wednesday.
Rodgers has not made an official decision about returning to play in 2023. He has made it clear that retirement is on the table. But this news makes it fairly clear that the aging quarterback still believes he has some playing years left in the tank and is tempted to return to play, and be amenable to a new team for the first time in his career.
The next move for the Aaron Rodgers Jets is signing the Green Bay Packers
Now that the Jets have apparently convinced Rodgers, they have to agree terms with the Packers. This should be the easy part. Green Bay is said to be willing to move Rodgers and move into the era of love for Jordan, and moving on from Rodgers’ experience may require a lower price tag than one might think.
An insider suggested that a second-round and conditional third-round selection would suffice.
The AFC East is now one of the most interesting divisions in the sport. The Bills have Josh Allen, Dolphins Tua Tagovailoa, Patriots Mack Jones, and now New York is close to adding Rodgers.
It would also cement the AFC as a conference and could be a Super Bowl bloodbath in 2023. Patrick Mahomes, Josh Allen, Aaron Rodgers, Joe Burrow, Trevor Lawrence, Justin Herbert, Deshaun Watson and, for now, Lamar Jackson, are in the same bracket side ? Oh my God, the Saints might walk a donut to the Super Bowl with Derek Carr…
Since Favre moved from Green Bay to East Rutherford, New Jersey in 2008, the Jets have tried out for Mark Sanchez, Gino Smith, Ryan Fitzpatrick, Patrick McCown, Sam Darnold and Zack Wilson. Only Sanchez won a team playoff match for that group.