New York Jets fans might have an exceedingly frustrating wait where Aaron Rodgers is concerned.
While the quarterback has voiced his intention to play for the franchise, the Green Bay Packers have dug their heels in and are not prepared to let him go on the cheap.
Rodgers hasn’t played for any other NFL team since entering the NFL in 2005 and, should he leave Green Bay as expected, will do so as the longest-tenured player in team history. The 39-year-old led the Packers to a Super Bowl in 2011 and Jets fans reckon he will do the same for them given the talent he will have around him once he completes the move.
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There’s every indication that the deal will get over the line, perhaps just not as quickly as fans would like.
As noted by ProFootballTalk, the team will continue to exercise patience in its negotiations with the Packers and could wait until right before the NFL Draft to trigger the trade, though the wait could extend to training camp.
Reputable sources report that the Packers want a first-round pick, as well as a conditional future pick should the QB opt to play in 2024.
Of course, it would be unwise of them to simply give in to Green Bay’s demands when there’s no danger of another team swooping in for the signal-caller. They would do well to take their time and get the best deal possible.
Rodgers does not have a no-trade clause in his contract so the Packers can trade him to any interested team. However, they will not send him anywhere he doesn’t want to go, and he only wants to play for the Jets.WANT MORE FROM TOTALPROSPORTS? FOLLOW US ON GOOGLE NEWS.