The New York Jets and Green Bay Packers are apparently reengaging in the Aaron Rodgers’ trade talks again, but no deal is imminent. It feels like every time we hear about Aaron Rodgers and the Jets and Packers, the talk is that they’re not close on a deal and are again assigning a deadline for the trade to be agreed upon.
Ian Rapoport gave us an update on this situation:
The general public has known about Rodgers’ desire to play for New York for what seems like over a month now, and the two teams have likely known about his desire way before that. Still, after weeks of the offseason, we still have no deal.
To add to that, Rapoport reports that “A deal is not imminent…” which very clearly means neither side is close to agreeing to draft compensation.
He does add a little nugget at the end about the two sides hoping a deal can get done this week, which does make sense. The draft capital included in the trade is likely going to be from 2023, so it makes sense that they’d hope to get the deal done.
"“The line of demarcation, the soft deadline, is next Friday night, picks 42 and 43,” ESPN’s Adam Schefter reported on SportsCenter Thursday. “Because if picks 42 and 43 come and go without Aaron Rodgers being traded to the New York Jets, then the wait for him to become a Jet could go on for an awful long time.”"
This information should be even more troubling for Jets’ fans and those Packers’ fans who want Rodgers gone. That last sentence is horribly worrisome for both parties, right? I mean, if day two of the draft passes and no deal is done, then what’s the next step?
We’re then talking about these trade talks likely progressing into late Spring and maybe even into Summer.
I’ve said for a while now that I don’t think it’s a guarantee that Rodgers, a four time MVP, ends up on the Jets, and this new information is indicative of that.