Aaron Rodgers getting traded to the New York Jets is all but a foregone conclusion at this point. According to various reports, the Jets have already begun talks to sign wide receiver Allen Lazard, tight end Marcedes Lewis, and perhaps even Randall Cobb. Per Dianna Russini or ESPN, this is because they were all on a “wish list” of desired free agents that Rodgers gave the Jets. In addition to those familiar names, Rodgers also included former All-Pro wide receiver Odell Beckham Jr.
Aaron Rodgers has provided the NY Jets with a wish-list of free agents he would like them to target and acquire, per sources.
It includes Randall Cobb, Allen Lazard, Marcedes Lewis and….Odell Beckham Jr.
— Dianna Russini (@diannaESPN) March 14, 2023
Aaron Rodgers Wants the New York Jets to Sign Odell Beckham Jr.
Green Bay Packers fans are no strangers to Rodgers demanding players/friends from the front office. Randall Cobb, after all, was acquired in a trade with the Houston Texans prior to the start of the 2021 season to appease Rodgers and convince him to come back. It is no surprise, therefore, that he wants Cobb, Lazard, and Lewis to join him in New York. What is surprising, though, is the addition of Odell Beckham Jr. to the list.
OBJ has been Second-Team All-Pro twice in his career and won a Super Bowl with the Los Angeles Rams in 2021. It was in that Super Bowl that he tore his ACL and missed all of 2022. He is looking to come back in 2023 and hosted a workout that was attended by many NFL teams.
OBJ at his private workout yesterday ⭐️ @PrinceAmukamara @obj pic.twitter.com/hJA1pFz4Tb
— Overtime (@overtime) March 11, 2023
The only hold up may be that OBJ is reportedly seeking $20 million per season. If Rodgers is going to be making close to $60 million, plus whatever his friends make, plus the current Jets payroll, they may not be able to afford him.
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