The only thing well documented in the New York Jets’ bid for Aaron Rodgers in a trade with the Green Bay Packers is that no deal has been agreed upon by both parties. With a week to go before the 2023 NFL Draft, rumblings are coming out in the NFL world that Rodgers might not be with the Jets this fall. A former NFL player recently said recent rumors linking Rodgers to the San Francisco 49ers are valid.
Two major storylines have recently come out on the status of two potential starting quarterbacks for the 49ers. Brock Purdy could miss a substantial portion of the regular season. Even with Purdy’s status for the season unclear, the 49ers have fielded phone calls from other teams to trade for former first-round pick Trey Lance. Rodgers, who is from California, has recently been linked to the 49ers. And there could be play coming from the 49ers shortly.
Aaron Rodgers could be with the San Francisco 49ers
On the Tiki and Tierney show, former New York Giants All-Pro running back Tiki Barber said the Jets could be about to see their “worst nightmare” come to fruition:
“All of this little simmering coming out of this thing…about Aaron Rodgers actually going to the 49ers instead of the Jets actually has some validity,” Tiki said.
“If the 49ers trade Trey Lance, and Brock Purdy isn’t available to play this year because of UCL surgery…they will go get – and they’re OK with mortgaging their future – this team will go get Aaron Rodgers if he’s available, and the Jets will be stuck sitting out in the cold with their underwear on, and that’s it.”
The New York Jets need to get the deal done
The Jets need to find a way to close this deal as soon as possible. They’ve invested too many resources in getting Rodgers this offseason to let another team come in and outbid them well after the free agency period or potentially the draft.
The 49ers don’t need to rush into making a move just yet, but if they can find an acceptable price for Lance in a trade, the 49ers could create a bidding war for the four-time NFL MVP. The Packers, who can extend their cap space by waiting to deal Rodgers until after June 1, seem to be in no hurry to get a deal done.
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