The Green Bay Packers still have Aaron Rodgers on the roster despite him announcing his intentions to play for the New York Jets. It’s starting to have people wonder if Rodgers may not even be traded to New York.
The chances he stays in Green Bay is pretty much slim to none as it appears the Packers are finally moved on to Jordan Love. Could another team sneak up and make a trade that’s more appealing than the Jets?
Other teams have been linked to Rodgers in the past such as the Las Vegas Raiders and San Francisco 49ers. Other teams like the Tennessee Titans and Miami Dolphins were also viewed as potential, but not probable options.
The standoff has been due to a disagreement of compensation between the Packers and Jets. It’s reported that Green Bay wants a 2023 second-round pick and a 2024 first-round pick but the Jets aren’t willing to meet their asking price. It appears the Jets aren’t sure if Rodgers is even committed beyond 2023.
Rodgers has previously said he was “90 percent retiring” during his offseason retreat. That comment has raised some red flags on Rodgers’ commitment to football beyond this year after nearly retiring. The Jets appear all in on Rodgers as all they have as of now is Zach Wilson which hasn’t been the smoothest of journeys thus far.
It doesn’t seem likely that Rodgers would get traded to a team other than the Jets because he is already fully committed to them. The only option that seems viable is Rodgers just deciding to call it quits and end up retiring, a choice he strongly considered the past couple offseasons.
If he were to retire he’d be leaving a lot of money on the table which doesn’t seem like he’ll do. With the draft coming up next week a potential trade could happen before it so the Packers are able to get the compensation they desire.
With all options on the table, we can never know what to expect from the 4-time MVP. As of now it appears he’ll be a New York Jet but crazier things have happened. Until he’s officially traded, almost anything can happen and things may only get more interesting come the NFL draft.——————
Javier Delgado is a lifelong Packers fan who is currently majoring in sports journalism at Arizona State University. He writes for PackersTalk.com and you can follow him on twitter at @javierrdelgadoo.
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