The New York Jets have successfully acquired quarterback Aaron Rodgers from the Green Bay Packers, following a drawn-out negotiation process. In exchange, the Jets will give up their No. 13 overall pick in this year’s draft, two later-round picks, and a conditional second-round pick in the 2024 NFL draft. The Packers, on the other hand, will provide Rodgers, the No. 15 pick, and a later-round pick.
Rodgers had expressed his intention to play for the Jets on “The Pat McAfee Show” back in March. While both teams’ leadership acknowledged that a trade was in the works, it took nearly six weeks for them to finalize the deal, coming to an agreement just three days before the NFL draft is set to begin in Kansas City, Missouri. The trade was initially reported by ESPN and later confirmed by an anonymous source with knowledge of the terms.
Aaron Rodgers is being traded to the New York Jets, sources tell ESPN. pic.twitter.com/eWbs1tDsu4
— Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) April 24, 2023
🚨 🚨 🚨 Sources: The #Packers and #Jets have agreed to the mega-trade, sending 4-time MVP Aaron Rodgers to the #Jets for major compensation.
The deal includes a 2nd rounder this year, a 1st round pick swap this year, and a conditional 1st rounder in 2024. pic.twitter.com/QfOWggeAU6
— Ian Rapoport (@RapSheet) April 24, 2023
The New York Jets’ acquisition of 39-year-old quarterback Aaron Rodgers, one of the highest-paid players in NFL history, raises the question of whether the trade was worth it. However, Jets fans who were disappointed with Zach Wilson’s performance last season might have been eager to contribute financially to secure Rodgers. The bold move by the Jets and General Manager Joe Douglas still allows the team to retain their first-round pick this year.
While the trade may have been an emotional decision for many Jets fans, who would have likely approved of the move after the previous season’s outcome, their satisfaction will ultimately hinge on whether Rodgers can lead the team to their first playoff run since 2010.
After 64 yrs I’m a Jets fan….
Hey Jason, the real “Diva” here is the Packer organization….
I think it would appropriate for the Green Bay Packers to rename Lambeau Field to the “HOUSE THAT RODGERS BUILT”, or at least ” DIESNEY NORTH”.
Rodgers didn’t save the Packers. In the late 40s, the attendence was so low the Packers almost went bankrupt, frequently fewer than 10k fans a game (the Giants had about 45k a game), but the Rockwood Lodge burning and a door to door stock sale allowed them to make payroll. That saved the Packers. At that time and up until the late 50s, City Stadium was shared with East High School. NFL teams didn’t want to play in Green Bay because the tiny stadium produced so little revenue for the opposing team and there was the first push to move the team to Milwaukee (County Stadium was built as dual use for this purpose). George Halas of the Bears actually came to Green Bay to push Brown County voters to approve Lambeau Field. Halas saved the Packers. By the late 50s, the Packers had not had a winning record in 11 years and the NFL realized the Packers needed to get better, so Wellington Mara, owner of the Giants, loaned Vince Lombardi to the Packers, but Lombardi stayed and put the Packers into NFL history. Wellington Mara saved the Packers. In the 50s, the Packers were rarely on TV and some years the Packers actually lost money, while teams like the Bears, Giants and Rams were able to sign individual TV contracts for all their games. Luckily at the same time the Packers started winning again, the NFL commissioner pushed for shared revenue and the first NFL tv contract was signed. The Packers profits doubled immediately. Pete Rozelle saved the Packers. By the early 90s the Packers had just 3 winning seasons in 20 years, Lambeau was just a corrugated steel shell and there was again pressure to move the team to Milwaukee. The stock sale of the 90s was said to have been successful because of Brett Favre. Brett Favre saved the Packers
I’m surprised the Packers got what they got for Rodgers. Favre was in better condition and the Packers only got a third round pick for him. The 13 pick allows a bit more ability to move up if desired and might net you two late first rounders if the Packers choose to move back, plus a second this and probably a second next year.
For the Jets, I think this is either going to be feast or famine. Rodgers isn’t going to connect with his receivers in one year and could be still be affected by his injuries. But at the same time a new team may breath new life into his motivation, which has been questionable for many years now.
I hope the best for Rodgers with the Jets. In my mind he’s the greatest QB to play in Green Bay and the Packers are likely to go through years of dark times.
Another gold bar, found down the hall….
Just like when he fleeced the Packers, he now thinks the Packers won something big with this trade.
Hell, let him dance and drink the kool aid if it makes him happy i say.
The only thing the Packers…or the Jets won…is NOTHING, so far.
As Ron Wolf and Ted Thompson showed all of us……Winning happens on the field.
We won a trade? REALLY? YAY!!
Now do this…..
You want to impress me? Win…..without a HOF QB under center.
Ask the other teams who don’t have one, it’s not so easy. Hell, ask the Jets.
There is a good reason the Jets made this trade. A top 5 defense is one of them.
Gonna take more than a Rodgers trade for the Packers/fans to gloat.
Build a roster and win a SB like Ron and Ted did.
I have news for Packer Nation. As we speak…the Jets are closer than the Packers.
Sorry, reality isn’t always beautiful, but it’s the truth.
Don’t think the Packers are rebuilding?
Drinking the kool aid?
Head in the sand?
Don’t think so, because Gute didn’t say so?
Are you a robot, or….related to Tommi Clueless?
2023 dead money = $57,143,579
Not a dollar of that money is for an active Packer player.
2024 dead cap from…
Bakhtiari, Clark, Alexander, Jones
Total = 110 million
Ready or not, it’s a rebuild.
The cost of kicking the can down the road…….
Do you ever get on your knee’s, and just thank God i’m here to educate you? 😉
Welcome back JP, i hope you enjoyed your 3 months off.
Everyone deserves some time off.
“In exchange, the Jets will give up their No. 13 overall pick in this year’s draft, ( a second round pick in this years draft) two later-round picks, and a conditional second-round pick in the 2024 NFL draft.
“The Packers, on the other hand, will provide Rodgers (the JETS), the No. 15 pick, and a later-round pick.”
“While the trade may have been an emotional decision for many Jets fans.”
Are you kidding me?
Stay with Zach Wilson or pickup Rodgers and at least have a shot?
While your defense is top 3 Elite and you’re just missing some offensive production.
1) I doubt it was the Jets fans decision.
2) The only emotion for Jets fans is that it’s about time, as they dance in the streets.
No matter what the Packers do, or what the Jets do.
Thank you Aaron, you provided us the pleasure of watching you wearing the green and gold, while thrilling us with your rare NFL QB’ing skills since 2008.
See ya in Canton!!
Gonna utilize AI more to help with my laziness.
The Packers got what they got Deepsky because they had all the leverage. The Packers had what the Jets wanted. What the Jets had to have. Aaron Rodgers. And Gutekunst made sure they were going to pay retail. No discount allowed on this sell. Remember all the noise about Woody Johnson worried about Rodgers playing only one year? Not one mention of that in the trade. No talk of giving back picks if he’s one and done. Why? Because that was all BS to begin with. Nothing but posturing trying to get Gutekunst to cave. Rodgers I’m sure gave Johnson and Douglas a two year commitment. They weren’t going to do the trade and sign his buddies otherwise. Rodgers is going to honor that contract. He wants the money. He want the attention.
The Packers seem to have more leverage recentlyt as there were leaks that other teams were interested in Rodgers. But honestly, I am leaning more towards this being a disaster for the Jets as its more likely Rodgers will never return to form. In fact, I’ll predict it here (I’m not very good at predictions): Rodgers doesn’t play 65% of snaps because after the Jets start out losing they’ll want to get that 1st round pick back and will sit him.
The Jets have always been the red headed stepchild to the Giants in New York. Aaron Rodgers sells tickets, sells jerseys, generates buzz among the fan base, creates prime time games, he makes the Jets relevant. He’s well worth his contract and that’s even before he steps on the field. So money was never really the issue here. The Jets have a very good roster and Joe Douglas is a competent GM. I’m less sold on HC Robert Saleh. Aaron Rodgers from two years ago makes the Jets a wildcard team. Aaron Rodgers from last year probably does not. The issue going forward is the OL. A weak OL and a 39 year old QB are a recipe for disaster. I could see it going either way this season for the Jets. Remember, Rodgers started 17 games mostly with a broken thumb. It will take an act of Congress to get him out of the lineup so 65% of the snaps seems more than doable. He’s gonna want to show the Packers they made a mistake. Knock yourself out dude….
“He’s gonna want to show the Packers they made a mistake. Knock yourself out dude….” – Tommi
Yea, knock yourself out dude!!….lol
The last time that loser Rodgers wanted to show the Packers they made a mistake, he won back to back MVP’s.
Good look Erin, knock yourself out dude!!
Fat chance amirite…all he has is a top NFL defense, finally a #1 receiver again, and a familiar offense.
Good luck Chump!! 🤣
But wait, he has O line problems.
Reminds me of when Tampa Bay had O line problems when Brady signed with them, then the Bucs took tackle Tristan Wirfs in the 1st round.
He started 16 games and he gave up one sack…all season.
As a rookie, Wirfs started all 16 games in the 2020 season, only allowing 1 sack to Khalil Mack of the Chicago Bears in Week 5. Wirfs played and started all four games in the Buccaneers’ playoff run that resulted in the team winning Super Bowl LV.
You can’t build a team around the QB and win.
Or as Tommi says…IT DOESN’T WORK!!
Ain’t that right sweetheart…lol
Tommi educates us saying if Rodgers is back to MVP form…the Jets sneak in as a wild card.
What Tommi isn’t telling you is that the sport books have the Jets with the 4th best odds in the AFC to win the SB, 6th best overall.
Keep in mind, that’s with the Jets not making the playoffs the last 12 years.
While the Packers, after losing Rodgers, dropped like a 747 that ran out of fuel over the Atlantic.
So much so that the 3-14 Bears have better odds of winning the SB.
As a matter of fact, all NFC North teams have better odds than the Packers.
We’ll hear from Tommi how the sports books don’t know shit, but he’s the authority…lol
As with everything else of course.
Don’t underestimate Tommi and his psychics guidance.
They know better!!
So you’re predicting a SB win for the Jets? Good for you. They’ll be no Tristian Wirfs to draft at 15 this year, Kevin. The best LT, Paris Johnson, will be long gone by the time the Jets are on the clock. Of course your Tampa Bay comparison had Tom Brady at QB. Not Aaron Rodgers. Aaron Rodgers playoff record speaks for itself. The one Aaron Rodgers stat line you always omit. My prediction, a one and done wildcard playoff loss is the ceiling here. That’s what we’ve come to expect from little Erin. However, if he plays like the last year and a half or if the Jets don’t get the OL fixed, and they’ve got limited resources to do so, it could get ugly in a hurry. Either way it goes, they’ll be no SB for the Jets and Aaron Rodgers no matter how much you wish it to be so.
As far as the trade, Brian Gutekunst got what he wanted. A first and a second. Which tells you who won the trade. None of this “give picks back” nonsense as proposed by the Jets if he plays just one year. No mention of money or paying part of the contract. Joe Douglas eventually caved, he had no choice. Unless going back to Zach Wilson is a choice after promising your fan base Aaron Rodgers.
It was simple, basic economics really. If you’re selling something I want then it all comes down to price. How much am I willing to pay? Of course I’m going to try and haggle your price down. It sounds like agreed trade compensation was on the table from the very beginning then the Jets got cute and thought they had leverage to wait it out. In the meantime they’re doing everything to the roster Rodgers wanted. The longer this went on the more the Jets bluff became a joke. The Jets had no other option but to put the original offer, which was fair compensation, back on the table. It’s only fitting that Rodgers exit was like the last half of his career in Green Bay. Full of drama.
LOL…damn, you are such a moron, it’s actually entertaining laughing at you..
Tell us more!! 🤔
The best part of the press conference is when Rodgers voice cracked when he said hes here because he “believes in this team” LOL. Good god.
They have a top rated defense, a #1 receiver and Breece Hall.
I have a feeling he thinks he’s got a better chance at a SB there, than he did in Green Bay.
Rodgers restructured deal with the Jets means New York will be paying Rodgers 107.5 million next year! But I thought you girls said no one could afford his contract? You don’t get paid that kind of money and not play two years. That’s a lot of money just to go 9-8 and make the playoffs as a wildcard team only to lose on the road. I just hope Rodgers can now afford a home with decent cell phone service. Those Malibu mansion are so overrated….
Here’s the good news Scooter, with all the new cash Rodgers is making, you can charge him rent….
For living in your head for years. Maybe he can pay your room rent for the next year. I’m sure he can cut you a check for $2,400 to cover it.
Seriously Scooter, Rodgers is now officially gone.
But why do i have the feeling you’ll be talking about him non stop like you’ve done for years.
Is your life that empty, that Rodgers dominates your every thought?
Do you stay up at night thinking about Rodgers?
I mean…How many post have you made this year without mentioning Rodgers ad nauseam…maybe once?
Do you ever wake up in the morning, look in the mirror, and say to yourself “i gotta fix me”
Or have you just given up hope, like it seems under both your usernames..
Tom M 7 hours ago
So you’re predicting a SB win for the Jets? Good for you.
Simple answer, no, i didn’t predict that. Is that the way you read it Gomer?
No wonder those GED exams are so hard to pass for you.
Stop the insanity Tommi…visit a gun store.
Aaron Rodgers playoff record speaks for itself. The one Aaron Rodgers stat line you always omit.
Rodgers playoff record is 11-10 (Big deal)
With a SB win.
How many Super Bowl wins do your vikings have?
A) More than Rodgers
B) same as Rodgers
D) Tom M is a waste of public assistance.
E) Both C and D
If you said E, you deserve a treat, how about a 🍪?
Would you like that Tommi?
Tom M 19 hours ago
So you’re predicting a SB win for the Jets?
No, Because i never said that.
It’s you writing fiction again.
But that’s what makes you, you.
Just a kitty.