Aaron Rodgers ‘held conversations’ with the Jets Monday with the Packers quarterback ‘open to the idea of going to New York’ after Gang Green target Derek Carr joined New Orleans Saints
Aaron Rodgers has ‘held conversations’ with the quarterback-needy Jets, according to a new report.
Rodgers has yet to give Green Bay a decision on his future, with a breakup looking increasingly likely despite the fact he’s still under contract with the team.
And according to former ESPN NFL host Trey Wingo, Rodgers and the Jets met Monday, with the four-time MVP reportedly ‘open to the idea’ of heading to New York.
Rodgers, who signed a three-year, $150million extension with the team last year, could theoretically stay put under his current deal through 2026, and it will take a trade for the Jets to prise him out of Green Bay.
Following an ESPN report in January that cited league sources who believed the franchise preferred to ‘move on’ from him – and the lack of commitment from both sides since – the possibility of a trade now seems realistic.
Aaron Rodgers’ time with the Packers could be coming to an end after 18 seasons
However, the Jets would be forced to take on his pricey contract, unless the Packers agree to help pay some of the remaining cash on the deal.
For the Jets, it could be worth it, as a roster with defensive playmakers and Offensive Rookie of the Year Garrett Wilson at receiver was doomed by poor quarterback play as the team missed the playoffs despite a 6-3 start.
Zach Wilson continued to struggle mightily in his second season, while Mike White showed promise but is now an unrestricted free agent – and surely would not be chosen over Rodgers.
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