After over a month of waiting, it sounds like the Jets and Packers have agreed to a trade to bring Aaron Rodgers to New York. Rodgers’ close personal friend Adam Schefter has the details.
Trade compensation, per sources:— Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) April 24, 2023
Aaron Rodgers, pick No. 15, a 2023 5th-rd pick (No. 170).
Pick No. 13, a 2023 2nd-rd pick (No. 42), a 6th-rd pick (No. 207), a conditional 2024 2nd-rd pick that becomes a 1st if Rodgers plays 65 percent of the plays. pic.twitter.com/Q2vUMfyZGH
Recent reports that one of the reasons a deal stalled was Green Bay’s insistence on a first round pick without any conditions. This appears to be some sort of compromise, although it only really protects the Jets in case Rodgers suffers a serious injury that causes him to miss a significant portion of the season. In that event, the Jets are still left with the fairly pricy bill of next year’s second round pick.
Rodgers should provide a big upgrade at the quarterback position for a Jets team that came within a couple of games of ending a more than one decade long Playoff drought last year. The price to obtain his services is certainly high.
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