Mike Florio provided some interesting tidbits of information on the Pat McAfee Show on Wednesday regarding the Aaron Rodgers situation. Part of me knew that this wasn’t going to go as smoothly as it could.
According to Mike Florio appearing on the Pat McAfee Show, the Packers have backed off from asking for the Jets first round pick in 2023.
The words unreasonable and irrational were also thrown in to describe how the Green Bay Packers have behaved in these negotiations. After a few offseasons of uncertainty between the Packers and Rodgers, the four time MVP QB revealed on one of his weekly Pat McAfee show appearances that he had intentions to play for the New York Jets in 2023.
The disconnect between Rodgers and the organization seemed to start when they drafted Jordan Love in the first round of the 2020 NFL Draft. Since then, their relationship hasn’t been great, and now it appears that and ending could be coming.
However, I think the updates that Florio has provided on Wednesday aren’t insignificant, especially with the news that Lamar Jackson requested a trade from the Baltimore Ravens.
What if the Packers and the Jets can’t come together on an agreement for a trade package for Aaron Rodgers?
What happens if the Jets don’t want to give up what the Packers are asking? Where do the two teams go then? Green Bay seems to want as much as possible for Rodgers, which is understandable, but he’ll turn 40 years old during the 2023 season and may not play more than another year.
Aaron Rodgers is not a long-term solution, and the Jets know that; we all do. They may only get a year or two from him, max, so I can see why General Manager Joe Douglas doesn’t want to give up a lot.
My thing here is that if the two sides continue to go back and forth on compensation, how much time has to pass before the Jets check in with the Baltimore Ravens on Lamar Jackson? Jackson is nearly 15 years younger than Aaron Rodgers and would obviously be a much longer term solution than Rodgers.
Surely the Jets would rather give up what it took for Jackson instead of a 39 year old Rodgers, right?