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Aaron Rodgers gave the NY Jets a 4-player free agent wishlist

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Aaron Rodgers has a specific list of players he wants with the New York Jets

So… that’s been the holdup.

According to ESPN’s Dianna Russini, Aaron Rodgers provided the New York Jets with a list of four free agent players he would like the team to target and acquire: Allen Lazard, Randall Cobb, Marcedes Lewis, and… Odell Beckham.

The news of the Jets’ interest in Lazard surfaced this morning, per ESPN’s Adam Schefter. Later on Tuesday, Schefter added that New York is also interested in Cobb and Lewis.

Russini’s report is the cherry on top, adding Beckham to the list.

Beckham recently worked out in front of NFL teams in Arizona, which reportedly went very well and impressed teams. The Jets were one of the teams in attendance to watch. Many fans assumed this was no more than due diligence, but it seems to be much more than that.

Perhaps this is what has been holding up the entire Rodgers saga. If the Jets need to sign four other players to placate Rodgers and convince him to join the team, that would surely take them some time.

Beckham did not play in the 2022 season as he recovered from a torn ACL suffered in the Rams’ Super Bowl 56 victory. It was a bittersweet ending to a great playoff run from Beckham. Over the Rams’ four-game playoff run, Beckham caught 21 passes for 288 yards and two touchdowns (5.3 catches for 72.0 yards per game).

It’s unclear whether Rodgers views these four players as mandatory for the Jets to acquire. Is Rodgers saying he wouldn’t play for the Jets unless they got all four players? Or is Rodgers content with the Jets getting as many of these players as they can?

This is a wild twist to the Jets’ drawn-out Rodgers saga. It seems Rodgers is attempting to build his own custom superteam in Florham Park.

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1 year ago

I’ve had enough of this prick already. If we pivoted to almost anybody I’d be happy. Fully guaranteed Lamar even. JD must have to suppress the urge to cave Woody’s face in every time he opens his mouth. Let CJ take control like he did when Woody was in London. This whole thing gives me Tebow vibes.

Peter Buell
1 year ago

We finally get a top of the league GM and his off-season is being dictated by a players who isn’t on the team….yet??
Woody should have stayed away. I have no issue with any of these players buy its just a bad look for a guy who deserves a lot more respect.

1 year ago
Reply to  Peter Buell

Well said Peter.

There is going to be a very large bill that will come due in 2025 and 2026. The next two years better be worth it.

I am trying very hard not to dislike Aaron Rodgers but he is so insecure and so much like Adam Gase it is very hard to root for this attention seeking narcissist.

Matt Galemmo
1 year ago

There is a 26 yo QB on the open market, with 24 career starts, 44 TDs and 15 Ints, for a 93.1 QBR (for what that’s worth). Why is Gardner Minshew not getting more love? Are the stats somehow a mirage?

verge tibbs
1 year ago

Interested in what you think about this list, Nania. And other commenters as well. Lazard seems like a decent replacement for CD and adds his redzone threat-ness and also allegedly is a great run blocker. So, depending on the deal, not a bad player. The concern to me is the jets basically have their balls totally in a vice here and they could end up doing bad in these deals that are under this rodgers wishlist umbrella. Hopefully rodgers will do with only 1 from his list, ive no interest in the others, tbh. Really intriguing stuff though… what if rodgers is linking his contract demand with this fa list? Maybe you sign 2 and he takes less? That seems doubtful and wishful, and naive actually.. man, rodgers is so holding this organization and fanbase hostage and hes not even on the team yet, hah.. this is insanity. Keep your heads together people!

Matt Galemmo
1 year ago

eff off rodgers