Aaron Rodgers ‘Intends’ To Play For Jets – What’s Holding Up The Move From Happening
It appears that Aaron Rodgers will be changing his uniform colors to green and white in 2023 after weeks of suspense and uncertainty.
Although not official, the four-time NFL MVP said on The Pat McAfee Show Wednesday that he “intends” to play for the New York Jets this season.
“I still have that fire and I want to play in New York,” Rodgers.
For the last week, fans have been highly anticipating answers after various reports and speculation.
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The Green Bay Packers have been ready to move on, with team president Mark Murphy even making that public.
But it appeared the only thing standing in a way was the decision from Rodgers, whether he was going to play or retire.
Interestingly, Rodgers said he was “90%” retired ahead of going into his darkness retreat but admitted that “something changed.”
The California native added that he learned the Packers were shopping him and it appeared returning to the team was no longer an option.
So Rodgers met with the Jets last week after Packers gave them permission to talk. It’s been a slow process but now things continue to progress to the 39-year-old becoming the Jets’ new starting quarterback for 2023.
So what’s the hold up if Rodgers wants to play for the Jets?
Well, there’s at least one thing – and that’s compensation that the Packers are trying to get back for the future Hall Of Famer.
And there’s been a lot of reports of what a trade could look like.
For example, ESPN insider Adam Schefter reported that the Packers are looking for multiple first-round picks for Rodgers.
However, NFL Network Insider Tom Pelissero said the team wasn’t looking for that kind of package.
Perhaps it would cost the Jets something like a second-round pick in 2023 and a conditional first-round pick next year, which could be attached to the team’s performance and/or games played.
The other issue is the Jets may want to restructure Rodgers’ contract.
Regardless, it appears it’s not a matter of if but when Rodgers will be a Jet.
And Rodgers going public just adds more pressure on the Packers to complete the deal before the situation escalates even further.
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