The Aaron Rodgers drama could come to an end on Wednesday afternoon.
The superstar quarterback will take the microphone on “The Pat McAfee Show” at 1 p.m. ET on the former NFL gambler’s show on his YouTube channel.
The 39-year-old quarterback has been the hot topic this offseason as the NFL world, especially the Jets, waits for him to finally make a decision about his future. He could stay with the Packers, agree to a trade to the Jets (or another team), or retire from football altogether.
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Gang Green has been on the hunt for a four-time MVP this offseason. Jets brass, including owner Woody Johnson, general manager Joe Douglas, offensive coordinator Nathaniel Hackett and head coach Robert Saleh, flew to California last week to try to convince Rodgers to join them.
“It’s always interesting to meet important figures in the game,” Rodgers said of meeting with the Jets. “It’s always interesting, that’s all I give you. That’s all I’m giving you.
“Stay tuned, it won’t be for long. There is a time limit for all of this.”
Rodgers has since, according to ESPN, given the Jets a list of players to watch, including wide receiver Allen Lazard (who the team agreed to a four-year, $44 million contract on Tuesday afternoon). Randall Cobb, Marcades Lewis and Odell Beckahm Jr. are the others Rodgers reportedly asked the Jets to sign.
Meanwhile, the Packers seem eager to move on and hand over the keys to their franchise to quarterback Jordan Love, whom they selected in the first round of the 2020 NFL Draft. Packers Chairman and CEO Mark Murphy said He wasn’t shy about making public comments about the situation with his franchise quarterback.
“Yes (Rodgers can still be a Packer), I mean, unless things don’t go their way,” Murphy told WBAY-TV on Friday. “I can’t go into all the details, but it’s a situation where I think we wanted to help Aaron achieve what he wanted, as well as help the Packers. Hopefully, to create a situation where it’s a win-win for both parties.
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Rodgers could be ending the story in his own words in a few hours. Stay tuned.