It’s no secret that the New York Jets are eyeing a quarterback upgrade following another year of disappointing play from the position in 2022.
The Jets finished a disappointing 7-10 after a promising 6-3 start. The lackluster QB play from Zach Wilson, Mike White and Joe Flacco has been widely cited as the key reason behind the team’s second half collapse.
With Tampa Bay Buccaneers quarterback Tom Brady announcing his retirement on Wednesday, that takes one big name off the market. Derek Carr of the Las Vegas Raiders will be available via trade, and there’s growing speculation that the Green Bay Packers may look to deal four-time MVP Aaron Rodgers.
Could Gang Green make a play for one of the most decorated quarterbacks of all time? Citing a source, Tony Pauline of Pro Football Network reports that the Jets indeed plan to go all in for the Packers’ signal-caller:
“Last week from Shrine Bowl practice, PFN reported that the New York Jets will make a move to acquire Aaron Rodgers in a trade this offseason. That has been further confirmed here in Mobile.
In fact, one source said that general manager Joe Douglas is admitting to people in the league the franchise will go all out in the attempt to bring Rodgers to Gang Green. And it only makes sense.
The team is in desperate need of a signal-caller, with Zach Wilson looking more and more like a draft bust. Factor in owner Woody Johnson’s comments not long ago that he’d be willing to pay whatever is necessary for a quarterback, and it all adds up.”
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Over the weekend, ESPN’s Adam Schefter reported that some believe the Packers actually prefer to trade Rodgers. Last offseason, the future Hall of Famer signed a lucrative three-year contract extension worth $150.8 million.
Rodgers still hasn’t announced yet if he’ll return to football in 2023, and if his preference is to remain in Green Bay. But with the Packers coming off a disappointing 8-9 season that saw them miss the postseason for the first time in four years
The Jets have lacked a true superstar quarterback for decades now. Chad Pennington was a good short-term option, but the organization struck out on highly-touted prospects like Mark Sanchez and Sam Darnold.
Bringing Rodgers to an offense that consists of Breece Hall, Garrett Wilson and Corey Davis would automatically make the Jets playoff contenders. We’ll just have to wait and see how things play out for A-Rod and the Jets in the coming weeks, but this is a hot rumor to follow closely for the time being.WANT MORE FROM TOTALPROSPORTS? FOLLOW US ON GOOGLE NEWS.