ESPN analyst Robert Griffin III did not hold back on his thoughts about the New York Jets and the Aaron Rodgers trade. After months of speculation, the trade finally happened. The haul that the Packers got was massive and as with any trade, people ask the question of who won. Griffin III says the Jets got “absolutely fleeced” by the Packers.
The Jets are BONAFIDE Super Bowl contenders now, but that doesn’t change the fact that they got ABSOLUTELY FLEECED on this trade. Packers are getting a better fist round pick this year, a 2nd rounder this year, and a more than likely 1st rounder next year for 1-2 years of Rodgers
— Robert Griffin III (@RGIII) April 24, 2023
Robert Griffin III: New York Jets “Absolutely Fleeced”
He put it in all caps on Twitter. While he recognizes that this makes the Jets Super Bowl contenders it doesn’t change the fact that they gave up a lot for him. A first and second-round pick this year plus another second-round pick that has a really good chance at becoming a first. The only way it doesn’t is if Rodgers gets injured but even then it still is a high second-round pick. For a quarterback that is 39 years old and wasn’t going to play for the Packers in any way shape or form, this is a huge package.
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Time To Help Jordan Love
The Packers now own four picks in the top 100 of the 2023 NFL draft. It’s time to help the offense. The Packers could get away with mid-round picks in the Rodgers era because he raises the floor of any offense he is in. Now, the Packers need to surround Love with talent in order to get a fair evaluation of his skills. There is plenty of offensive firepower in the top 100 and I expect the Packers to bring in some young talent to develop. The pass-catching group as a whole is young and it will be awesome to see a group develop together.
Most analysts are agreeing with Robert Griffin III on this trade. The New York Jets gave up a lot and it is Super Bowl or bust. Time will tell whether the price was worth it.
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So the Jets could win the Superbowl and the Packs can, um, miss the playoffs. Who won this trade?