They’ve also completed another big move, having acquired free agent Dalvin Cook this week.
But it’s no secret that the team has a hole in its offensive line and will need formidable blockers who would allow their stars to do their thing.
Enter David Bakhtiari.
The 31-year-old offensive tackle is one of Rodgers’ best friends and the QB would love nothing more than a reunion in NY following a 10-year partnership in Green Bay. The Jets have already brought in former teammates Allen Lazard and Randall Cobb. Their third-string QB, Tim Boyle, was also a colleague of Rodgers for two years. So what’s one more?
Rodgers has already accepted a $35 million pay cut so the Jets could recruit more talent and, according to an Outkick source, has mentioned Bakhtiari as a potential addition.
Former Packers QB Kurt Benkert seemed to confirm this while speaking with Kay Adams.
A trade, though, would be difficult for Green Bay as it would leave them with $19 million in dead cap and rid them of a starting left tackle, though it would still come as a $2.25 million overall cap saving.
The Jets might just be tempted to get the player in exchange for a 2024 third-round pick if it could mean a Super Bowl.
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