The New York Jets are all in on Aaron Rodgers, yet they must have a plan in place in case they strike out on the quarterback – and that’s unlikely to involve Zach Wilson.
The four-time MVP has not offered the Jets anything apart from letting them know he will make a decision soon. But who’s to say what soon means to Rodgers?
With Derek Carr no longer an option, there aren’t many QBs the Jets could turn to should A-Rod reject a move to NY. It’s thought that Jimmy Garoppolo and Baker Mayfield could be considered while Lamar Jackson might end up getting that contract he’s been wanting if desperation sets in.
As of late, though, Matthew Stafford’s name is being floated.
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While it’s been rumored that the Los Angeles Rams want to trade the QB, the team’s GM has indicated that they will continue to rely on the signal-caller.
“But when you have someone like Matthew Stafford, players like Cooper Kupp, Aaron Donald, there’s some weight-bearing walls there that we still have, and we’re going to rely on those – don’t want to put pressure on them,” Les Snead said last week, per NFL.com.
Trading Stafford would be considered a shocking move as the Rams surrendered Jared Goff, two first-round picks, and a third-round to get him just two seasons ago. However, they would avoid having to commit to $57 million in guaranteed money if he’s traded before Friday – but even that’s complicated by the $48 million cap charge they would accrue should the player be dealt.
Moving for Stafford would be easier to explain for the Jets as they’re willing to pay Aaron Rodgers close to $60 million for what’s likely to be one year while the $57 in relation to Stafford would be spread out over two seasons.WANT MORE FROM TOTALPROSPORTS? FOLLOW US ON GOOGLE NEWS.