Aaron Rodgers still hasn’t been traded but a draft-day trade could make the most sense now
Things have been silent on the trade front for the Green Bay Packers as they have yet to strike a deal to send Aaron Rodgers to the New York Jets.
After Rodgers revealed what his plans were last month, the two sides have negotiated but have not come to an agreement. The thing holding up the trade is compensation with multiple reports suggesting Green Bay wants a first-round pick.
But as we get closer and closer to the start of the 2023 NFL draft in Kansas City, a possible trade during the event could happen.
Wendell Ferreira of CheeseheadTV and Zone Coverage suggests two packages that could work out if the teams agreed to the value. The first package includes Green Bay getting picks 42 and 43 but the second is the Packers getting pick No. 13 from the Jets.
The Jets have really made it clear they don’t want to part ways with No. 13 overall as they can use that as a piece to build the roster.
Ferreira also notes that ESPN’s Jeremy Fowler brought up a scenario where they get it done during the draft:
“They’re close, just they have some of those draft compensation considerations that they have to shake out,” Fowler said on SportsCenter. “Most people I talked to around the league believe closer to the draft, maybe even on Day 1 when teams are getting on the clock pretty soon that this will shake out.”
The trade rumors have swirled for months now surrounding Aaron Rodgers and even with clarity on his future, we are still at a point where nothing has been done. But as far as we know, the Packers are planning on turning to Jordan Love.
And it’s just a matter of time before a deal is finally done.