Aaron Rodgers could complete his Jets trade this week…with a move that was definitely made prior to the April 27 NFL Draft as a move to New York near the Packers’ quarterback
Talks have been rocking but there could be a breakthrough sooner rather than later as Aaron Rodgers looks to complete a deal from the Green Bay Packers to the New York Jets.
Over two weeks ago, Rodgers appeared on The Pat McAfee Show to reveal that he will continue to play but wants to move to the Big Apple. But since then, the two teams have appeared to be deadlocked during the talks.
Not for much longer, according to a report by V Sports Illustrated from Albert Breer, which indicates in a best-case scenario that a deal may be announced this week.
In case it doesn’t, Brier said he expects the deal to be finalized before the NFL Draft, which begins April 27 and runs through April 29.
Rodgers’ move is expected to lead to a dramatic offseason overhaul for the Jets.
Aaron Rodgers will reportedly be a Jets player by the time of the NFL Draft at the latest
Rodgers, 39, wants to leave the Packers and head to New York for the 2023 season
Odell Beckham Jr. has also been closely linked with a move to New York, while they’ve already slammed Alain Lazard of the Packers and Mikol Hardman of the Kansas City Chiefs.
Rodgers reportedly handed the Jets a wish list of four players that included Lazard, Beckham, Marsdis Lewis and Randall Cobb.
Of course, Lazard is already headed to New York, and last week, his conversation with TMZ Sports reaffirmed his belief that Rodgers will eventually join him there.
“You don’t have to worry about my end,” Lazard said, before backing up Rodgers to lead the Jets to a Super Bowl title the team hasn’t won since 1969.
“Once you know his aura, I think he’ll kindle a fire under a lot of guys in this locker room to really focus, to lock in the things that we love and ultimately care about, and ultimately sacrifice them to be able to achieve that end goal,” he added.
The Packers, like the Jets, failed to make the playoffs last season after losing their final game of the season at home to the Detroit Lions.
Rodgers, 39, said after that match he needed to decide whether to continue playing and even went on a four-day, dark retreat to reflect on what life would be like away from the sport.
Then, once he made up his mind after talks with the Packers, he revealed his intentions to McAfee on March 15th.
Alan Lazard (right) has already joined the Jets and quarterback Rodgers is expected to follow