Dianna Russini, reporting for ESPN, tweets that the Jets’ seem to be gaining confidence that they can land quarterback Aaron Rodgers.
Maybe, just maybe, the Aaron Rodgers’ saga could be coming to an end. What seems like forever now, Rodgers may actually find himself playing on a new team in 2023 and maybe beyond.
The divide between the Packers and Rodgers seemed to begin when the Packers selected Jordan Love in the 2020 NFL Draft. From then on, Rodgers went very public with his frustrations with the organization, going back and forth between potentially wanting to play for a new team.
Over the last couple of offseasons, the Denver Broncos seemed to be the favorites to land the four time MVP, and them hiring Nathaniel Hackett felt like a ploy to get Rodgers in the orange and blue.
After not even making it through one year, Hackett somehow landed an offensive coordinator job with the New York Jets. Well, it does seem like the Jets brought in Hackett to perhaps lure Rodgers to their team, which seems to be working.
Aaron Rodgers does turn 40 years old this season and has considered retirement, so even if the Jets were to make this trade, Rodgers may not play for them for more than a year. Furthermore, Rodgers did have the worst statistical season of his career in 2022.
His 91.1 passer rating was the worst he’s had as a starter, and his 12 interceptions were the second most he’s had as a full-time starter in the NFL.
While I don’t think he’s “washed,” that is a consideration the Jets would have to make here. He will be 40 years old and some may think that he won’t be able to return to his old, efficient self.
The New York Jets seem close to landing Aaron Rodgers, which would be a league-altering move.