The Green Bay Packers could trade Aaron Rodgers soon
The Green Bay Packers and New York Jets are trying to find common ground in a trade deal that would send Aaron Rodgers to the New York Jets. Rodgers explicitly stated on The Pat McAfee Show that he wanted to play football for the Jets next season.
The hold-up right now that’s stopping a trade is compensation for the Packers. A report came out by ESPN’s Adam Schefter Wednesday morning that the Green Bay Packers wanted multiple first-round picks for the four-time MVP. A Wednesday afternoon report refutes that price tag.
The Packers aren’t looking for two first-round picks
According to Matt Schneidman with The Athletic, the Packers aren’t looking for two first-round draft picks for Rodgers. Schneidman didn’t say what the Packers wanted from the Jets, but it’s not the figure Schefter reported that was in the ballpark of what the Detroit Lions received from the Los Angeles Rams for Matthew Stafford.
According to a source familiar with negotiations, the Packers are not seeking two first-round picks from the Jets in the Aaron Rodgers deal, contrary to a report this morning. Unclear what exactly they're asking for, but it's not a package that includes multiple first-rounders.
— Matt Schneidman (@mattschneidman) March 15, 2023
If Schefter were wrong on this point, it would only add to the humor presented by Rodgers during his Wednesday appearance with McAfee. Rodgers took a shot at Schefter, to which the ESPN reporter confirmed on Twitter:
Confirming Aaron Rodgers’ report: pic.twitter.com/XRhhd58Qm5
— Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) March 15, 2023
The new figure came out from Schneidman after Rodgers’ appearance on the show. Some football analysts suggested Rodgers’ appearance with McAfee destroyed the Packers’ leverage in the trade.
IMO, Aaron Rodgers has destroyed any sort of leverage the Packers have in this trade…
Chips are all on the table now.
— Aaron Leming (@AaronLemingNFL) March 15, 2023
However, there’s no current indication that Aaron Rodgers’ appearance on the show changed the figure from Schefter’s earlier report. It seems unlikely that it would have, as both teams appear to have the same leverage going into negotiations as they do now. Hopefully, this situation will be resolved in hours, but it could drag on for a while.
I guess loyalty is no longer a thing in America, like so many other formerly firm foundations of our culture. They are being worn down by time and outside manipulations. I’m hoping loyalty is still a solid in Title Town. If not there, where? You’re the Packers QB, mMr. Rodgers, the Pack needs ya, and where better to finish out for one of the greatest minds/athletes in the game, to spend those last years, to complete your career than in Green Bay? Besides, it’s still cold in NY, it’s oppressive and and messed up, there, especially compared to GB! Stay the course. Demonstrate what we do in America, esp when the chips seem to be down! Lead by example, as you always have, and end the job like a Pro!