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All remains quiet in the Aaron Rodgers trade talks; Packers’ demands seem to be high

It’s been over one week since Aaron Rodgers announced his intention to play for the New York Jets on The Pat McAfee Show. At the time, it was widely believed that the only hold-up in the Jets acquiring Rodgers was his decision on whether he wanted to continue playing football.

However, Rodgers squashed that narrative during his interview with McAfee. Rodgers said the hold-up is not himself, but New York and Green Bay’s discussions about trade compensation. Since then, fans around the NFL have been waiting for the official announcement of the trade.

Unfortunately for everyone, it seems that the trade compensation won’t be resolved soon.

ESPN insider Adam Schefter reported that the Jets and the Packers have not spoken much in the last week.

Schefter reported that the Packers want a first-round pick and more in the deal. The Jets’ offer hasn’t been revealed but it’s clear that it’s not enough to get the deal done.

Following the Elijah Moore trade, it was speculated the Jets wanted the additional second-round pick for the Rodgers trade. However, Schefter squashed that narrative. Schefter’s view was that the Jets simply wanted additional draft picks and felt comfortable enough with Mecole Hardman to deem Moore expendable.

Whatever the truth is, the clock is ticking to get a deal done.

The 2023 NFL draft is only 34 days away. If the Packers want to bolster their roster for 2023, they’ll need to make the trade before the draft starts.

The Jets now have the 13th, 42nd, 43rd, 112th, 143rd, and 207th picks in the 2023 draft. In 2024, they have their own pick in the first four rounds and the sixth round, as well as an additional fourth-round pick.

Will we see Aaron Rodgers become a Jet before the draft? Or will this continue to drag into the summer? Only time will tell.

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Peter Buell
Peter Buell
2 months ago

Sign OBJ and Zeke to team friendly deals, then give the Packers a take it or leave it offer of both 2nd rounders.
What a Fing cluster. This team could have gone far with health and a top 15 QB.
Carr was the man and they passed and look foolish.

Peter Buell
Peter Buell
2 months ago

How will all these players that came here to play with Aaron Rodgers feel if Zack Wilson is throwing them the ball with Uber pressure.
At least sign Teddy Bridgewater. Will cost all of about $4m.

Jonathan Richter
Jonathan Richter
2 months ago

I think the reality is that it’s better for GB for the trade happen post-June 1st for cap purposes. Meanwhile, all the players the Jets could cut to create cap room (Lawson, Davis, Whitehead) are being held as possible trade chips. The Jets currently have a little over $11mil in cap space. The 3 guys I mentions could yield another $32mil. Plus they can restructure CJ Mosely. Plenty of room for Rodgers, OBJ, Campbell, Kwon, Andre Dillard and Ben Jones. Then trade back in the 1st round of the draft to add more picks, and take Dawand Jones and John Michael Schmitz.