Green Bay Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers has made it clear that he plans to play for the New York Jets next season, but him saying it and the deal actually getting done are different things.
New York Jets general manager Joe Douglas sent a clear message about the situation on Friday.
Douglas attended a WFAN event in New York where he could be seen asked by former NFL quarterback and current radio host Boomer Esiason when Rodgers would officially become a member of the New York Jets. Instead of bypassing the question altogether, he gave a straight-forward answer that made fans go crazy.
“He’s gonna be here,” said Douglas to a shower of cheers from Jets fans in attendance.
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New York already added one former Packers player, signing wide receiver Allen Lazard to a four-year, $44 million deal.
This past week, the team also went out and signed veteran quarterback Tim Boyle to a one-year deal.
The Packers and Rodgers clearly want to move on from each other, with Murphy saying Rodgers could be their quarterback next season “unless things don’t work out the way they want them.”
Rodgers has stated that the team wants to move on after they made it clear by drafting Jordan Love, but unless compensation can be worked out that appaeases the Packers, we will continue to be in this standstill.
Rodgers’ relationship with the Packers has soured, and with quarterback Jordan Love waiting in the wings, both sides apparently feel it’s best to go their separate ways.
It is an extremely tricky situation where the Packers realistically can wait as long as they want to make a final decision on a trade package for Rodgers. He has three more years on his contract, meaning that Green Bay could make the Jets wait as they put all of their eggs in their basket to get Rodgers this offseason.WANT MORE FROM TOTALPROSPORTS? FOLLOW US ON GOOGLE NEWS.