The Green Bay Packers are reportedly working on the soon-to-happen deal to trade Aaron Rodgers to the New York Jets. According to insiders with knowledge of the behind-the-scenes dealings, that deal could involve a trade package that would bring in multiple draft picks as well as a veteran wide receiver.
Zach Rosenblatt of The Athletic, reporting from the NFL owner meetings in Phoenix, posted the latest on the potential Rodgers trade. Although some experts believe that negotiations could drag on through the offseason, Rosenblatt believes that the deal could happen sooner rather than later.
“I’ve gotten a sense that the teams aren’t as far apart as many seem to think,” he said. “Maybe they will take it right up until the draft, but I think the trade will get done much sooner– possibly even by the end of this week.”
Rosenblatt would share a trade proposal that he believes is close to where the Packers and Jets may be regarding the upcoming deal.
In his proposal, the Packers would get two second-round picks (in 2023 and 2024) and wide receiver Corey Davis.
In return, the Jets would get quarterback Aaron Rodgers and a conditional 2025 third-round pick (if Rodgers plays in 2024).
The Packers have been linked to Davis in the past as a boost to a lacking wide receiver core. The 28-year-old, 6-year veteran will be on the final year of his $37.5 million contract and may prove to be a one-year rental of an impact player.
Davis, though, would mean a great deal to a team like the Packers, currently in need of a veteran wide receiver to aid new starting quarterback Jordan Love. At the moment, the only wide receivers under contract are 2022 rookies in Christian Watson, Romeo Doubs, Samori Toure, and Bo Melton. As is often the case, though, some financial wrangling may need to happen to fit Davis under the cap. But in terms of pure on the field logistics, adding Davis would be a no-brainer.
A pair of second round picks thrown into the deal makes the trade package even better for the Packers, especially as a return for a 39-year-old quarterback who, clearly, prefers to play out the remaining portion of his career elsewhere. Even the cost of giving up a conditional third-round pick in 2025 doesn’t seem all that prohibitive.
Fans will know soon enough when Rodgers will finally be dealt and what will come back in return. By many accounts, that news should be coming soon enough.
Rodgers always whines that his receivers suck. How will he react to the Jets giving up a quality veteran receiver?
Shut bum u suck