Aaron Rodgers might no longer be a Green Bay Packer soon.
Since the Green Bay Packers‘ 2022 season came to an end, speculation has been swirling around quarterback Aaron Rodgers and his future in the NFL, and a Jan. 29 report just added fuel to the fire.
The Packers are looking into a “possible” trade with Rodgers, and according to a report from ESPN, league sources are saying that Green Bay “prefers to move on from Rodgers” in the same fashion they did with Brett Favre. The franchise’s logic to potentially trade Rodgers is “financial reasons” and the “state” of the organization, according to the same report.
Amid a possible trade, Rodgers has strongly been linked to the New York Jets, with The Athletic being the latest to fill up that hype train with a Jan. 26 article titled, “Jets hire former Broncos HC Nathaniel Hackett as offensive coordinator: Could Aaron Rodgers follow?” That report states that if the Packers do attempt to move Rodgers, New York is expected “to be involved in any trade discussions.”
An offseason trade of Aaron Rodgers remains an option for the Green Bay Packers for a variety of reasons:https://t.co/0XKiQp1Gn6
— Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) January 29, 2023
I respect the fact that the New York Jets are trying to make a power move, but they’re going to have to give up a ton. The Packers are looking for at least two first-round draft picks, and then on top of that, New York would also have to be willing to take a $15.8 million cap hit in 2023, followed by a $32.5 million hit in 2024.
And this is exactly why I want my Miami Dolphins to chase after Tom Brady instead — just way too much. (RELATED: 49ers’ Trent Williams And Eagles’ K’Von Wallace Ejected After WWE-Style Fight In NFC Championship Game)
But kudos to the Jets for trying to make a power move and get Aaron in New York City.
I like the swag.