The Green Bay Packers clearly did not want Aaron Rodgers to return and, though this was a poorly-kept secret, they are still keen on receiving a premium in exchange for the quarterback.
Rodgers has announced he wants to move to New York, with the Jets desperate to acquire him. But he’s also not a free agent and the Packers will obviously have to sign off on any deal.
According to Adam Schefter, this might not be straightforward for the Jets as the Packers reckon Rodgers is worth a package similar to the one the Detroit Lions got for Matthew Stafford when they sent him to the Los Angeles Rams.
“My understanding is that within the Packers organization, they felt that he [Rodgers] was worth a package that was similar to the one that the Rams once got for Matthew Stafford, which was multiple 1s (first-round picks),” Schefter told Mike Greenberg during ESPN’s Get Up on Wednesday morning.
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“If you’re the New York Jets, you don’t want to have to trade multiple 1s for a 39-year-old quarterback who is on a year-to-year basis and you don’t know how long you’ll have his services. So, the Jets will have to figure out what they’re willing to pay.”
The Rams won the Super Bowl right after signing Stafford, but there’s no guarantee the same will happen for New York, despite the feeling that they’re only a competent QB away from a championship.
It’s likely that a package has already been discussed between the two teams, so we should know what it is now that Rodgers has said he wants to play for the Jets.
The signal-caller announced as much on The Pat McAfee Show this Wednesday following weeks of speculation and rumors that he could also retire.WANT MORE FROM TOTALPROSPORTS? FOLLOW US ON GOOGLE NEWS.