The Green Bay Packers and New York Jets are still working out the details of a trade that would send Aaron Rodgers away from the only team he has ever played for. There are plenty of signs that the deal will go through eventually. Just yesterday, Packers left tackle David Bakhtiari referred to Rodgers as a “New York Jet” during a podcast appearance. New York general manager Joe Douglas told fans that a deal would get done and Rodgers would “be here” during a public appearance. However, no matter the signs, a deal has not gotten done yet. ESPN’s Adan Schefter gave a frustrating update and the talks during a recent appearance on SportsCenter.
Aaron Rodgers May Not Get Traded Until After the 2023 NFL Draft
When asked for an update on the Aaron Rodgers trade talks between the Packers and Jets, Schefter said the following:
“Not a lot has changed in the last couple of weeks. I don’t think there’s been much, if any conversation between the two teams about bringing an Aaron Rodgers trade closer to fruition. … I think there are people in Green Bay and New York who are not inclined to move at all right now. And the standoff continues, and the showdown is on, and neither seems willing to give in. And so this is a showdown that threatens to go into and maybe even past the NFL draft.”
This would certainly be frustrating to many fans. Packers fans expect to get one or more high draft pick for the future Hall of Fame quarterback. Brian Gutekunst has already stated that the team is not after the Jets’ first round pick (number 13 overall), so that is not what is holding up negotiations.
At this point, we can only guess as to what is taking so long.
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