The New York Jets acquired Aaron Rodgers from the Green Bay Packers, but it did not come cheap.
Jets acquired Aaron Rodgers from the Green Bay Packers in exchange for several picks. The Jets will also receive the No. 15th pick of this year’s draft, along with a fifth-round pick (No. 170). The Packers will move up to the No. 13t pick of the draft and receive a second-round pick (No. 42) and a sixth-round one (No. 207). Green Bay also receives a 2024 conditional second-round pick that becomes a first if Rodgers plays 65 percent of the Jets’ plays.
Former NFL quarterback Robert Griffin III truly believes that while the New York Jets are Super Bowl contenders, it does not change the face that they “got absolutely fleeced” by Green Bay in that deal.
“The Jets are BONAFIDE Super Bowl contenders now, but that doesn’t change the fact that they got ABSOLUTELY FLEECED on this trade,” Griffin tweeted Monday. “Packers are getting a better fist round pick this year, a 2nd rounder this year, and a more than likely 1st rounder next year for 1-2 years of Rodgers.”
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The deal has a lot of moving parts and we won’t know who truly “won” the deal until we see how well and how long Rodgers plays for the Jets and how the corresponding draft picks turn out.
The trade won’t be official until the terms of Rodgers’ contract are finalized. He is scheduled to make nearly $60 million in 2023 but is expected to renegotiate that deal before coming to the Jets.
This trade finally ends weeks of discussion and debate about a Rodgers trade. The NFL Draft now won’t be taken over by speculation surrounding Rodgers and the Jets now that this deal is finally done.
The four-time MVP instantly elevates the Jets into a playoff contender and lets them dream of a Super Bowl. The team finished 7-10 last year with the No. 4 defense in football, but the lack of a QB slowed them down.
The Packers can now see if Jordan Love can be the real deal as the team will now be handed to him.
For 2021 first-round pick Zach Wilson, he can sit back and learn from one of the greatest quarterbacks to ever step foot on the field.
Rodgers can now reunite with Nathaniel Hackett, who was hired as the Jets’ new offensive coordinator. Hackett was Green Bay’s offensive coordinator from 2019-21 and Rodgers won two MVP awards working with him.
Tom Brady has proven quarterbacks can be successful into their 40s, but he is an exception. Rodgers had a down season for him in 2022, throwing for 3,695 yards, 26 touchdowns, and 12 interceptions.
The Jets have a much better team, so we fully expect those numbers to be back where we are accustomed to seeing from Rodgers.WANT MORE FROM TOTALPROSPORTS? FOLLOW US ON GOOGLE NEWS.