With Aaron Rodgers confirming on Wednesday that he wants to play for the New York Jets in 2023, you might be wondering why a trade hasn’t materilized as of yet.
You can blame the Green Bay Packers for the holdup. For most of the past week, the assumption was that Rodgers was holding up the trade process, but as it turns out, it’s actually Green Bay.
According to Mike Florio, the Packers are reportedly pushing for a package that includes a first-round pick and more from the Jets in return for QB Aaron Rodgers. not everybody thinks he is worth that much.
A new report says teams who are not involved with a trade for Rodgers view his value as a “Day 2 pick this year” with a conditional pick or two on the back end.
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Florio noted the Packers want “protection” in 2025 in case Rodgers decides to play in 2024, while the Jets believe Green Bay is asking for too much for a player who’s no longer in their plans.
Basically, the big holdup here is that the two sides can’t agree on what the compensation should be for Rodgers. The Jets have no clue how much longer Rodgers will be playing. If he goes to New York and retires after one season, then the Jets will feel fleeced if they give up a first-rounder. However, the Packers are well aware of how of all-in the Jets are on Aaron Rodgers.
If they do not pay their asking price, they will be headed into a season with Zach wilson again after they missed out on Derek Carr and Jimmy G.
In 2022, Rodgers appeared in all 17 games for the Packers and completed 64.6 percent of his passes for 3,695 yards, 26 touchdowns and 12 interceptions to go along with 94 yards rushing and a touchdown.WANT MORE FROM TOTALPROSPORTS? FOLLOW US ON GOOGLE NEWS.