After a lengthy wait, longtime Green Bay Packers star quarterback Aaron Rodgers was finally traded to the New York Jets on Monday afternoon.
Per ESPN’s Adam Schefter, the Jets acquired Rodgers, the No. 15 and No. 170 picks from the Packers in exchange for the No. 13, No. 42 and No. 207 picks plus a 2024 conditional second-round pick.
The conditional selection will become a first-rounder if the four-time league MVP plays 65 percent of the Jets’ offensive snaps in 2023.
The first public photos of Rodgers since the trade announcement were obtained by the New York Post. Per Michael Blinn of the outlet, the photos of Rodgers below were taken at the Erewhon Market in Calabasas, California.
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Rodgers announced on “The Pat McAfee Show” last month that he was expected to be traded to the Jets. Rodgers added at the time that the two sides just had to finalize the trade compensation, which wound up taking over a month to complete.
Rodgers had a storied 18-year run with the Packers, highlighted by a Super Bowl 45 championship with the organization in the 2010 season. During Rodgers’ run as Green Bay’s starter, the team reached five NFC Championship Games.
The Jets hold the NFL’s longest active playoff drought, having last qualified in 2010. Their struggles, of course, have been largely due to inconsistent play from quarterbacks.
With Rodgers now in the fold, the Jets are in tremendous position to be a Super Bowl championship contender. Rodgers will join an offense consisting of 2022 Offensive Rookie of the Year and wideout Garrett Wilson, running back Breece Hall plus other playmaking weapons in Mecole Hardman, Allen Lazard and Corey Davis.WANT MORE FROM TOTALPROSPORTS? FOLLOW US ON GOOGLE NEWS.