The Aaron Rodgers’ future saga has come once again for the Green Bay Packers. After a ton of drama over the last couple of years, fans and analysts from Rex Ryan to Mina Kimes have become used to hearing speculation about whether or not Rodgers will be traded or retire. At this point in time, a trade seems much more likely than retirement.
Rodgers certainly has not done anything to shut down the rumors of wanting out. On “The Pat McAfee Show,” Rodgers decided to say that he would “never say never” to playing somewhere other than Green Bay.
Now, it appears that the New York Jets are becoming a very possible trade destination for Rodgers. Former Jets’ head coach and current NFL Analyst Rex Ryan spoke out openly about recruiting Rodgers to New York.
“I’m being dead serious find out where he lives. Next year we’ll be in that championship game.”
Zach Wilson has not panned out for the Jets, and Mike White isn’t viewed as a legitimate long-term option. However, New York was a legitimate star quarterback away from being a serious contender in the AFC. Adding a quarterback like Rodgers would absolutely take them to the next level.
Should The Packers Listen to Rex Ryan & Actually Trade Aaron Rodgers?
During the 2022 NFL season with the Packers, Rodgers had a bit of a down season. While it was a “down season” in Aaron Rodgers’ terms, most quarterbacks would have loved to have that kind of year. He completed 64.6 percent of his pass attempts for 3,695 yards, 26 touchdowns, and 12 interceptions.
At 39 years of age, the Packers are in a situation where they must make a decision. They have Jordan Love sitting behind Rodgers and have been open about the fact that Love is ready to play. If they keep Rodgers now, they could lose Love or force him to demand a trade.
As Rex Ryan alluded to, moving on from Rodgers now would make a lot of sense for the Packers. Fans seem to be ready for a change and did not hesitate to criticize Rodgers throughout the 2022 season. It is also important to remember that Rodgers played through a broken thumb this season, which could be part of the reason for the down year.
Either way, this will be a long offseason for the Packers, their fans and analysts like Rex Ryan. Rodgers may well be on his way out of town. If the Packers do choose to trade their longtime superstar quarterback, the Jets could make a lot of sense as a possible destination.