Joe Douglas Declines To Confirm If Rodgers Will Play For Jets Beyond 2023
New York Jets general manager Joe Douglas has finally pulled off a big splash to land Aaron Rodgers – but it’s unclear if he will play after this year.
While his future is uncertain that didn’t stop the organization from sending multiple assets of value to the Green Bay Packers to acquire the 39-year-old.
The Jets sent over its 13th overall selection, a second-round and six-round pick in 2023, along with a conditional second-rounder next year that can become a first if Rodgers plays in 65% of his snaps.
The Packers in return will be sending back the 15th overall pick and a fifth-round pick in 2023 to the Jets.
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Despite not clearing up if he will play beyond 2023, Douglas said that he was “comfortable” with how the deal turned out.
“I don’t want to put words in Aaron’s mouth, we’re excited about this opportunity, this deal,” Douglas told the media today in a news conference.
But you can bet that will be one of the first questions Rodgers gets once he speaks to the public about the deal.
But going into his darkness retreat, he revealed on The Pat McAfee Show that he was 90% retired.
However, it appears once it was made clear that he was not wanted by the Packers, he was willing to move on and play elsewhere.
The deal took a while to put together but he’s finally a Jet ahead of the 2023 NFL draft on Thursday.
Now Rodgers will look to start another chapter in his career after spending 18 seasons with the Packers and winning four MVPs.
He will join a young team that features 2022 Offensive and Defensive Rookies of the Year in Garrett Wilson and Sauce Gardner.
Rodgers will not only look to help the Jets make the playoffs for the first time since 2010 – but take the team to a Super Bowl during his next tenure.
Rodgers’s first news conference is scheduled for 2 p.m. ET on Wednesday.
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