The Green Bay Packers just pulled off a franchise-altering trade. Aaron Rodgers will officially play for the New York Jets in 2023. The trade became official more than one month after Rodgers declared his intentions to play for the Jets back in mid-March. According to multiple reports, a number of other teams had officially reached out about possibly acquiring Aaron Rodgers.
Whether it was news of other teams reaching out, or the NFL Draft coming up, the New York Jets and Green Bay Packers re-opened trade talks. Yesterday they got the deal done. Upon the trade going down, one more trade has been circulating the internet that would land the Green Bay Packers a massive haul. Only problem? In involves one of their best defensive players on the team.
Green Bay Packers Trading Jaire Alexander To Baltimore Ravens Idea Going Viral
We, the Baltimore Ravens see. Like the rest of the league sees. That you guys may be headed to, mmm, a rebuild. So about that 26 year old DB👀. Yes, Jaire Alexander. We wouldn’t mind sending a 1st round pick to you guys for him. #22 for #23. What do you say? 🤝🏾
— chuck👨🏾💻 (@PurpleReignEra) April 25, 2023
The proposed trade by Purple Reign Era would send Jaire Alexander to the Baltimore Ravens for the 22nd overall pick in the 2023 NFL Draft. In May of 2022, Jaire Alexander signed a massive extension to stay with the Green Bay Packers for the long-term. The deal averages out to $21 million per year. It includes a $30 million signing bonus, which is a record for defensive backs. Schefter reported that Alexander would receive $42.5 million by March 2023.
The likelihood of the Green Bay Packers trading one of their best defensive players is next to zero. The Packers see themselves as “re-tooling” not “rebuilding” as they believe they already have their quarterback of the future in-house. Jordan Love has sat behind Aaron Rodgers for three years.
During that time he has learned from one of the best to ever play the position, come to understand Matt LaFleur’s playbook, and drastically improve himself. It took three years for Aaron Rodgers to win a Super Bowl after taking over as the starting quarterback in Green Bay. The Packers hope to replicate that success with Jordan Love.
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