The Green Bay Packers and New York Jets have not come to terms on the Aaron Rodgers trade that everyone knows (hopes) will happen. According to multiple reports, the two teams are still in disagreement over what Rodgers is worth in a trade. Due to the high level of his play over his 18-year career, the Packers want at least a first round pick in this year’s draft.
The Jets, on the other hand, do not feel a quarterback with a $60 million price tag and who may retire after the season is worth giving up a first round pick. On his show Nine 2 Noon, Packers Hall of Fame fullback John Kuhn got real honest about what the team [and fans] should expect to get for Rodgers.
The Green Bay Packers Likely Will Not Get a First Round Pick
Nine 2 Noon can he heard every week day on 97.3 The Game in Milwaukee or on iheart.com. Along with his co-host, Wisconsin Badgers basketball legend Brian Butch, Kuhn tackled the question of what the Packers can realistically expect to get in return for Rodgers in a trade with the Jets.
“It’s not that people don’t think [Aaron Rodgers] isn’t good, it’s that people don’t know if he will play more than one year.
“What I think is going on here is that everybody’s brain and everybody’s mind is warped by what DeShaun Watson got traded for last year and what Russell Wilson got traded for last year, and everybody thinks to themselves, ‘Man, if we would have traded Aaron Rodgers last year, we would have gotten what the Denver Broncos gave up for Russell Wilson.’
“Not necessarily true, but potentially that. But this is an entirely different situation. Let’s flip the script, Butchie. You’re a Jets fan, you’re in the Jets front office. Would you give up a first round pick for Aaron Rodgers?”
To which Brian Butch responded:
“No. No, because I don’t know if we would have more than one year with him, John. That’s the issue here. I mean, I don’t know if I would have more than one year. I’m not giving that up. I’d give up a third, maybe a fourth. That’s where I’m at, and I were the Jets, I’m holding on.”
“I agree with you. I think the Packers have to get this deal done, they have to get it done before the draft. they have to move on. And this drama isn’t going to be that bad. It’s going to start getting quiet and then it will speed up again in the days leading up to the draft. But I think that once the draft gets here, the Packers are going to have to take the best offer they get from the Jets at that point in time.”
When Will the Green Bay Packers Trade Aaron Rodgers?
Earlier, I published this article that lays out the various deadlines that the Packers can set for themselves to complete an Aaron Rodgers trade this offseason. The first day of the NFL Draft is on April 27, so it could be over another month until a trade goes down. It is worth noting that the Jets have an offseason training program that begins on April 17. However, Rodgers has not done organized team activities in the offseason for years. Kuhn is likely right in that this may not get done until the draft.
Settle in, Packers fans.
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