The New York Jets are apparently no closer to completing a trade for Aaron Rodgers in spite of the Green Bay Packers’ desire to get him off their books and the quarterback’s intention to play for the former in 2023.
According to Adam Schefter, there’s hardly any communication going on between the two teams as they’re both unwilling to back down in their negotiations.
“Both sides now appear to be dug in,” Schefter reported this week. “My understanding is there hasn’t been a whole lot of conversation, if any, over the last couple of weeks.”
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Rodgers is still very likely to play for the Jets next season but fans can hardly be blamed for being worried about the deal possibly not happening given the lengthy delay.
The Packers are understood to be intent on getting a first-round pick and future consideration dependent on whether or not the QB plays past 2023. New York, understandably, isn’t thrilled about giving up a first-rounder for an aging quarterback who they’re going to have to pay just short of $60 million with no guarantee that he will play more than one season. There’s also the fact that Rodgers’ play has declined over the last year.
In the meantime, the Jets have signed a backup quarterback whom Rodgers should be very familiar with, having inked a one-year deal to get Tim Boyle on the roster.WANT MORE FROM TOTALPROSPORTS? FOLLOW US ON GOOGLE NEWS.