The New York Jets have been trying to land Aaron Rodgers in a trade for over a month now. Aaron Rodgers declared that he intends to play for the New York Jets in 2023 in mid-March. However, with seemingly no progress toward that trade actually happening, multiple other teams have reportedly entered the mix for the four-time MVP quarterback. All of the uncertainty regarding the Aaron Rodgers trade has led to some players questioning if the trade will even get done. Today, one of those players accidentally leaked that concern.
New York Jets Cornerback Sauce Gardener Casts Doubt Regarding Aaron Rodgers Trade
According to Zac Wissink:
New York Jets cornerback Sauce Gardner may have accidentally sparked some concern within the fan base regarding the team’s expected trade for Green Bay Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers. As shared by Ryan Chichester of Audacy, Gardner explained during an appearance on the “New Heights with Jason and Travis Kelce” podcast how he started messaging Rodgers this offseason amid rumors linking the future Hall of Famer with the Jets. Gardner humorously reminded Rodgers of the cheesehead the then-rookie sported following a victory at Green Bay’s Lambeau Field this past October.
“My first text message to him was a picture of the cheesehead,” Gardner remarked. “I didn’t even say no words, I just sent him a picture and hit send. He just texted me back, ‘Why do you have that? Lol.'”
Gardner added he “would never expect to be able to have somebody” such as the four-time NFL Most Valuable Player as a teammate.
“I’m hoping it happens,” Gardner said about the much-discussed trade for Rodgers. “That would just be great for me and the whole organization.”
Many speculate that the trade will happen on draft night. The 2023 NFL Draft will start during the evening on April 27th, 2023. The Jets may feel inclined to increase their offer that night to get a deal done, especially given the New England Patriots, Tennessee Titans, and possibly even the San Francisco 49ers all showing interest in the four-time MVP quarterback.
It should be noted that even though Aaron Rodgers doesn’t have a no-trade clause, he could still threaten retirement if he is unhappy with the trade destination.
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I don’t know why the Niners and Titans feel like they have to wait on the Jets? Go ahead and make an offer.