Shannon Sharpe calls on the Packers to “keep things moving” and trade Aaron Rodgers in the middle of a stalemate, with Green Bay and Jets haggling over the quarterback’s asking price
After reports last week that a deal to send Aaron Rodgers to the Jets was “99 percent done,” there have been no further moves and the quarterback, for now, remains a Packer.
Shannon Sharpe believes that Green Bay needs to speed up the inevitable bottom line of the process.
‘What are the Packers going to do?’ he asked.
“They have made it very clear that they want to get away from Aaron. Get this over with, make a deal and move on.
When asked during an interview at the WIAA women’s basketball state tournament on March 10 if there was a scenario in which Rodgers could return as the team’s starting quarterback next season, the team president’s response, Mark Murphy, seemed to indicate that the franchise no longer wanted Rodgers.
Shannon Sharpe thinks the Packers are asking too much for Aaron Rodgers in a trade
Aaron Rodgers expressed his desire to play for the Jets last week on the Pat McAfee Show.
“Yeah, I mean, if things don’t work out the way we’d like, yeah,” Murphy said. “Obviously he’s a great player and a four-time MVP, but you know, I think he’s trying to find what he wants and what we want and hopefully we can find a win-win situation.”
However, a report from ProFootballTalk He said Green Bay was being difficult in negotiations and called for a “first-round pick and more” from the Jets for the 39-year-old.
Sharpe thought the idea was ridiculous.
“I’m not going to give you the 13th pick in the draft, and the guy (Rodgers) plays a pick for us and he goes into the sunset, and you have a pick that can be in the league for 10 years.” he said.
‘That’s not going to happen. You might be willing to make a third- or fourth-round pick, conditional if certain parameters are met.
Nathaniel Hackett (left), the Jets’ new offensive coordinator, previously worked with Rodgers in Green Bay
It certainly would appear that the Jets have the leverage in the negotiations.
Aside from the Packers making it quite apparent that they want to move on from the quarterback, Rodgers publicly stated his desire to play for the Jets on The Pat McAfee Show last week.
“My intention is to play for the New York Jets,” Rodgers told McAfee.
“I haven’t been holding anything back right now,” said Rodgers, who also says he’s gotten interest from other teams. “It’s been a trade-off that the Packers are trying to get for me, and kind of on their heels.”