NFL insider Mike Florio has offered the New York Jets some advice amid their pursuit of Aaron Rodgers.
The Jets are very keen on making Rodgers their main man after the season they just had with Zach Wilson throwing from their backfield, while the veteran quarterback has admitted that he wants the move.
The Green Bay Packers are the ones holding things up, though all three parties want the deal done. The main sticking point lies within what the Packers want in exchange for Rodgers.
The Packers are reported to be intent on getting a first-round draft pick for the QB’s services and are holding onto him despite their indications of wanting to move on with Jordan Love as their QB1. Rodgers, meanwhile, has voiced his desires but has little control over the situation as he’s still under contract with the team.
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Writing in a ProFootballTalk column, Florio has told the Jets they should start acting like New Yorkers in their trade negotiations with Green Bay.
“These are the New York Jets. Technically, the New Jersey Jets. They should start demonstrating some of the attitude that those in their fan base would exhibit when dealing with difficult people in challenging situations,” he suggested. “The Jets need to go on the offensive. They perhaps need to be a little offensive. They need to tell the Packers how it’s going to be.”
“Taking an aggressive stand with the Packers would have a collateral benefit. Rodgers clearly wants someone to take up his cause that the Packers are being prickly (or prick-y) about the situation. If the Jets tell the Packers to shove your feckin’ cheese up your ass, Rodgers will become even more determined to do everything he can to repay the Jets with a great performance in 2023.”
The Packers have shown little transparency regarding their negotiations with the Jets, not that they need to. It’s no secret that the team wants to move on from Aaron Rodgers; they just want everything they can possibly get in exchange.WANT MORE FROM TOTALPROSPORTS? FOLLOW US ON GOOGLE NEWS.