Aaron Rodgers said he’d be at the New York Jets facility for his first workout today, and he was true to his word
Aaron Rodgers is doing something with the New York Jets that he did not for the last several years in Green Bay: attending the voluntary offseason workout program.
Rodgers answered a question about his participation by saying that he’d be at the practice facility in Florham Park starting on Thursday. He kept his word.
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— New York Jets (@nyjets) April 27, 2023
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Rodgers appeared excited at his introductory press conference, speaking about the Jets’ organizational legacy and stressing that he is all-in as long as his body holds up.
Although he did not outright commit to playing more than one year, he stated that he doesn’t see it as a “year-to-year” thing.
Meanwhile, some details from the Packers’ restructuring of Rodgers’ contract have emerged. Apparently, Green Bay converted his entire contract into base salary, meaning that Rodgers is due $1.165 million in 2023 and $107.55 million in 2024. Those are also his cap hits.
The Jets will work with Rodgers’ agent to restructure that contract in the coming days. The most important part of the deal, the trade itself, is done, and that’s what matters above all else for Jets fans.
It is poetic justice of sorts for the Jets that Rodgers’ first workout with the team was on the same day as the NFL Draft. One of the quarterback’s biggest gripes with the Packers was their refusal to draft enough talent around him. The Jets have been linked with several tackles, including Peter Skoronski, Darnell Wright, and Broderick Jones, as well as receiver Jaxon Smith-Njigba.
It is a big time for the New York Jets. They’re already hard at work to make the dream come true in 2023, led by their future Hall of Fame quarterback.