Late last week, the notion the Packers wanted a first-round pick and change from the Jets for Aaron Rodgers emerged. Despite Rodgers declaring his intention to join the Jets, the Packers are not believed to be budging.
While rumblings of the teams having agreed to compensation also surfaced, that certainly does not appear to be the case. The Packers want a first-round pick and then another asset down the road. In the event Rodgers plays in 2024, Pro Football Talk’s Mike Florio notes the Packers want another draft pick in 2025. Former GM Michael Lombardi brought this asking price to the forefront last week.
Fifteen years ago, the Jets sent the Packers a conditional draft choice — which eventually became a 2009 third-rounder — for Brett Favre. It is clear that will not finalize the next blockbuster Packers-Jets deal involving a future Hall of Fame quarterback. Rodgers attempted to make clear during his latest Pat McAfee Show appearance he is not holding up this trade; the Packers are. The Jets view the Pack’s ask as unreasonable for a player not in their plans any longer, Florio adds.
Rodgers making his Jets intentions clear could up the ante for the Packers, with no other teams on the radar for the 39-year-old passer. It also would cost the Packers more to trade Rodgers than it will for them to keep him on their payroll in 2023. A trade now would saddle Green Bay with $40MM in dead money, which would match the record-setting amount the Falcons ate in last year’s Matt Ryan trade. A Rodgers trade after June 1 would tag the Packers with just $15MM in dead cap. This rather large gap between the two trade timelines could certainly entice the Packers to drag their feet, and while Rodgers said weeks ago he expects a contract adjustment to occur before he is traded, not doing so could lead to a lengthy delay.
The Jets being near-certain they will obtain Rodgers could prompt them to act as though his contract will be on their payroll and operate accordingly throughout free agency. But some doubt would naturally exist the longer this situation drags. The team’s other targets — Derek Carr and Jimmy Garoppolo — are long gone, representing another leverage-boosting factor for the Packers.
Though, the Jets being set to install Nathaniel Hackett‘s offense — the Matt LaFleur-implemented system Rodgers has played in for four seasons — would not make it a requirement for this trade to happen immediately. Rodgers already has a rapport with new Jet Allen Lazard, but he would need to develop timing with Garrett Wilson, Elijah Moore and possibly Corey Davis — should the former top-five pick remains in the team’s 2023 plans.
Same as it was 15 years ago, when the Packers installed Rodgers as their starter following Favre retirement No. 1, Green Bay will turn to a fourth-year passer (Jordan Love). Favre re-emerged from retirement that summer. Rodgers indicating Wednesday he is not planning to retire separates these two situations, but the Jets did not have their 2008 QB starter on the roster until August 6.
It would be shocking if the Rodgers trade saga lasted that long, but with the Jets not wanting to give up a first-round pick, it will probably take some time for the teams to finalize this.
148 comments on “Packers Still Eyeing First-Round Pick From Jets For Aaron Rodgers”
Why not? NYJ have no leverage.
What leverage do the Packers have? Carry that contract and if the Jets move on be stuck with it? Good luck with that.
agreed. Packers have less leverage.
Packers stuck with a fat contract , and they have a taker.
reasonable offer is r4 2023, r2 & r5 2024
…and that’s only because it’s Aaron Rodgers namesake
.. the true trade value of trying to move that contract is like next to nothing, maybe just the two mid-round picks tbh
if traded now he counts 40 million dead cap hit still on the packers roster he counts 31 million they save 9 million in cap space by keeping him on the roster
Financially, the Packers have more to lose and a bigger sense of urgency.
Rodgers has a 50 million roster bonus in his current contract that can be paid anytime between now and September 1st Rodgers counts 40 million in a dead cap hit if traded now and if he stays on the packers roster he counts 31 million against the cap the packers can sit on Rodgers contract for a long time he is not going to play for the packers and the Jets need him in house to get going on learning the offense and his new teammates so Green Bay will be in no rush to trade him until they get a 1st round pick and probably a player or another pick
lol no shot they get a 1st rounder
have fun with your 4th round pick
and they should have an urgency to trade him before the draft
He ran Hackett’s offense already, the Jets don’t necessarily need him ‘in-house’… The Jets aren’t going to rush, and the Packers aren’t going to get a 1st, yet alone another player of real value….
Punctuation is our friend!
Learn the offense? He played in that offense for 4 years, he already knows it. Jets should call their bluff, is GB going to have him go to OTA’s and further divide the team? They need to trade him for peanuts but designate the trade after 6/1 that way they don’t the extra cap hit.
so new personnel, new surroundings, new head coach mean nothing because he “played in hackett’s system before”? sure there will be similarities, but its in both parties best interest to get a deal done asap. both teama are exercising what leverage they have, but the packers are most likely not going all-in this year, so they do have the ability to wait this out. rodgers being under packer contract only affects the financials. the team continues to operate as if he isnt there.
Jets aren’t moving on lol. Can you imagine the media as well as the fans having a melt down. The power lies with the packers
The Packers have ALL the leverage. Let Rodgers sit since he’s under contract and let the Jets play Wilson again. There is ZERO leverage for the Jets. Just because Jets fans want Rodgers doesn’t mean they Jets won’t pay.
Let him sit? LOL,they can’t stop him from going to OTA’s or training camp. How would that look? He would clearly still be the best QB in GB and everyone knows it. I for one would love to see that. How do you think Love would be taking snaps with AR on the sidelines or the QB room looking at film stating everything he is doing wrong.
GOD I HOPE THIS HAPPENS and it’s on HBO, this would be the best reality show ever.
Does anyone honestly think Rodgers would show up to training camp to run the 2nd unit let alone stand on the sidelines during games holding a clipboard? He would rather hold out and push harder for a trade or retire than be Love’s backup.
Agree.. Still blows my mind they drafted Love anyway let alone choose him to play over Rodgers… Love was and still is the most inaccurate QB that has come out of the draft in a while!!!!
Goodell should make Green Bay the Hard Knocks team for 2023. I’d be tuning in every week as well. Best viewership numbers for Hard Knocks ever.
he wouldnt sit… he wouldnt even be present. just because he is under contract doesnt mean rodgers gets to do whatever he wants. the team will dismiss him and he will sit at home if the trade doesnt get done. the only thong from rodgers interview that is for certain is he will not be the QB of green bay this season. its up to the jets whether or not he’s their QB next year.
Rodgers can sit at home for $31 million this year, $41 million in 2024, $59 million in 2025 and $53 million in 2026. All of those extensions are automatic. Rodgers only has to retire when he wants to. If the Packers try to humiliate Rodgers to force him to retire, Rodgers will have the full backing of the NFLPA to destroy the Green Bay Packers financially. The Packers will implode with an average of $43 million gone in dead salary cap every year for the next four years.
Exciting times to live in. That contract extension is insanely well put together in Rodgers’ favour.
This isn’t actually the case. If Rodgers $58MM option is paid and the Packers decide to pay him to stay home, they can cut him the following offseason, designating it as a post June 1st move and only sustain a cap hit of $8MM in 2024, and $16MM in 2025. None of his salaries in those two seasons are actually guaranteed.
They can not bar a player under contract from attending team functions just because they don’t want him there. This is not a Watson issue where he did anything detrimental to the team or the league. The players union would sue and win.
while it’s true the Packers can pay Rodgers to sit, that isn’t actually leverage in a salary cap world. Pack will not be getting a 1st.
Biggest leverage… Here play with Wilson as your QB…..
How do the Jets have no leverage? Aaron is blatant about wanting out, the Packers are blatant about wanting to go with Love. If anything, the Jets can wait it out all year if they’d like and pursue Jackson, leave Rodgers in GB, and leave GB with a QB who doesn’t want to be there. The Jets run this now, the Packers won’t get more than a 3rd.
exactly.. Packers are in a tough spot if Jets pull-out
maybe Miami comes up on the caller iD .. but then why would they be offering more than a mid round pick as well..
if the Pack can get a r2 from NYJ, then they better take it..
if they get a major return, then huge props, but I don’t see it
And, say the Dolphins, or another team, call who’s to say Rodgers accepts the trade there? The dude sat in a dungeon in the dark for a week, took another week to ‘accept’ the trade, said he was 10% playing 90% retiring, then made a wish list of guys he wanted to play with after complaining about playing with them the last few seasons. I truly don’t see them getting more than a 3rd rounder. Who’s to say he doesn’t quit on the Jets in 9 months?
Since Rodgers doesn’t have a no-trade contract, he has no choice but to go where traded. That is, unless he’d rather retire.
Sorry, I thought he had a NTC. Seems he doesn’t though
So your solution is for the Jets to NOT give up a 1st Rd pick for Rodger, sign Jackson and give the Ravens two 1st Rd picks. Got it.
Lol, that wasn’t my ‘solution’. All I was stating is the Packers don’t have the leverage. And for what it’s worth, Yes I rather have LJ8 in an offense with Wilson and Hall at age 26 than have a 39 year old Rodgers, with a cap hit of 50M, who can’t handle GB media let alone NY if I was a Jets fan. I’m not. So I don’t care what they do. But to think the Packers have ‘all the leverage’ is insane.
I don’t think GB has all the leverage but I also don’t think the Jets have as much as people are giving them credit for. Remember a trade of Rodgers has approximately the same cap hit as if he plays for them. So they can wait. He could be the back-up QB. I would be hard pressed to give up two 1R for a guy that has no completed a season since 2020.
50M for a backup? Rodgers ego would NEVER allow that to happen. It he browns gave up how many picks for a guy who didn’t play for 2 years AND had SA Allegations… the hate for Lamar here is so unprecedented it’s crazy.
It’s not “hate” to question the prudence of giving up even one, let alone two first-rounders for a quarterback whose style of play leaves him open to taking on added hits to his body and hasn’t completed either of the last two seasons. It’s called being objective. Not everything less-than-completely-positive is borne from hate.
Exactly my point. People have overpaid for quarterbacks for several years now. The Browns paid a lot of money and draft capital for a guy who hadn’t played and was facing a suspension. Heck Carson Wentz got a better return twice.
Carson Wentz was a failure for Indianapolis and an absolute catastrophe for Washington. If the Wentz trade precedent are supposed to entice NYJ to give up more for Rodgers, it’s not working.
Wentz is a very good example of why a team should not give up much to sign a vet QB on the downside (Rodgers, as great as he has been, is on the downside, the question is how slow the downslide will be).
I don’t know where everyone is getting this $50MM cap hit. Rodgers cap hit is $31MM for 2023 for the Packers. This number goes up to $40MM if he is traded before June 1st or he retires and drops to $15MM if he’s traded after June 1st. If he receives the $58MM option bonus then another year (2025)is added to his contract at a lower annual salary ($25MM). But the cap hit for this bonus is spread up amongst the remaining years of his contract
This amounts to $14.5MM annually through 2026.
This is misleading. The dead money hit is the same, pre or post-June 1st. If post-June 1st, the dead money is simply divided between 2023 and 2024.
Correct. Thank you for elaborating on my post.
And of course the Jets offer to Jackson can get matched.
both teams have leverage actually… but in all honesty, its up to the jets if he plays for them or not. obviously the packers want to get something for rodgers, but i dont think they’re as desperate to get rid of him at less than fair market value than most people are alluding to on here. remember, its the jets trying to go all-in this year, not the packers. if rodgers sits, or retires, than he effectively ends his career in green bay. that doesnt bother me in the least
the jets would have to do an awful lot of restructuring to afford jackson at this stage… a trade for rodgers only hits them for 15 mil. the packers can take their time with this seeing as their cap hit is less if the trade is after june 1st. essentially, both teams have leverage. its the jets who want rodgers, and if they want him now, which costs the packers more, the packers want to be compensated fairly for him. a third rounder this year makes sense since the jets are all-in, but there needs to be more in the future to get this deal done today
Neither do the Packers. The teams who may have been interested have moved on with other options.
2023 Rodgers cap number is 31
2024 it is 40
2025 it is 59
2026 it is 53
Green Bay doesn’t trade him Rodgers doesn’t restructure his contract to free up cap room for Green Bay. Which really messes over the whole Jordan Love era thing when they can’t sign guys as free agents or to extensions.
Next 4 years
Amos, Tonyan, Jordan Love, Nijman, Gary, Dillion, Bahktiari, Clark, Runyan, Jones, Stokes, Watson, Ryan, Doubs need extensions plus Walker and Wyatt in 2027
You think Rodgers wants his Green Bay legacy to be tarnished by deliberately milking this thing out for 4 years while being Love’s back up and waste his remaining good years holding a clipboard?
Rodgers probably doesn’t care. If Green Bay wants to shoot itself in the head, it’s not really Aaron’s lookout. It’s up to Green Bay to trade him away for peanuts.
With that albatross of a contract (who wants to guarantee an ageing Rodgers $51.10 million in 2025 and $45.53 million in 2026)? No one. Green Bay should be happy to have found a team to take those $96 million of guarantees (2024, 2025; either that or take $41 million dead money hit instead) off of their hands. NYJ have all the leverage. Someone will play QB in NY this fall, whether it’s Rodgers, Wilson or White.
No one will trade first or even second round picks to sabotage their cap space for the next four years. If Green Bay wanted to sell high, the time to do it was in 2021, not 2023, before the latest extension was signed.
I would beg to differ on Rodgers not caring if he spends his final playing years holding a clipboard on the sidelines. His ego wouldn’t allow it.
Why would any HOF caliber player want to stick around to ride the pine? These guys are all fierce competitors who want to be playing if healthy.
If his only options are to come back to Green Bay as Love’s back up or retire, he would most definitely retire. I don’t think he’s willing to stretch this circus into September if he knows he’s stuck behind Love on the depth chart.
You’d be surprised at how well Aaron Rodgers can sit still for $40 million year. Particularly if he feels Green Bay Packers front office is messing with him. Party time for the Vikings!
You do realize his contract is only guaranteed for the first 3 years. The remaining two seasons are no guaranteed option years Green Bay gains by paying his &58MM bonus before the start of this season. His dead cap hit drops to $24MM next year (or $8MM if cut with a June 1st designation).
Yes, Green Bay can get out after 2023 at the cost of $41 million in dead money. Rodgers can go and play elsewhere after the Packers cut him or just retire. The Packers have no leverage here.
Rodgers contract is too rich. It’s the same situation the Rams were in when trying to dump Jared Goff’s contract. Goff was packaged with a third round pick to complete the deal for Stafford. If Detroit had not taken Goff, the Rams could not have done the deal (salary cap, dead money to Goff). In a few months, the Packers will have to package picks with Rodgers to get someone to take his contract. Or eat dead money. $72 million in total ($31 million to ride the pine in 2023, $41 million dead money to cut Rodgers at the end of the season).
He won a superbowl
He has had a HOF career
He is possibly a top 5 if not top 10 QB all time
Doing nothing for 100+ mill is something I am sure 99% of people would willingly sign up for. Opinions mean nothing really.
Most fans know GB has really screwed Rodgers the last couple years. So doubt his legacy is tarnished. All this drama could have been resolved had Green Bay actually drafted, signed, or traded for a #2 receiver to pair with Adams the last 4 or so years. Instead they not only traded away Adams, but drafted defense and gave him rookies to work with last year.
Tonyan’s a bear now.
They have all the Leverage
Jets have all the leverage. Offer Lamar 6/300 230 guaranteed. No one else will
Take rodgers at this point
Jets can trade for Stafford also.
Either way, the rest of the AFC East wins.
So they are going to carry nearly $100 million in cap hits to the QB position next year? I don’t think so.
Jets have all the leverage. If the Packers still have Rodgers after June 1 he counts as $68 million against the cap.
You have zero clue what you are talking about. After June 1st, they can spread out the cap hit over two years. It’s cheaper for them to wait til June 1st. Please learn about the cap before spouting nonsense.
While true, the Packers have very little of it…
What!? NYJ have all the leverage, they could just say nope take him back then, what are the packers doing to do? keep Rodgers, nope. love said he wants to start or trade him, packers would be in a tough spot.
I for one am hoping the packers stick to the price and the jets don’t pay it…I can’t wait to see Favre’s er-um Rodger’s jerseys all over the city on clearance…either way they’ll be at goodwill in 3 years.
Good for the Packers. There’s no reason for them to simply give Rogers away for nothing. The Jets have put themselves in a corner. They really have no other options at this point. If you really want him, pay up. You knew he wasn’t going to be free.
how do they not have any options , with Stetson Bennet in the draft and a former 1st round pick on the roster already, I see no reason for the Jets to force the issue.
would Rodgers be a nice temporary juicer? sure, but Zack Wilson for another year, doesn’t hurt the longterm future of their very young roster.
Adding Rodgers only wins them the offseason and get some night games on tv, but i think most people will be surprised if this actually works out for the Jets over the course of the season.
I don’t think Zack Wilson can tank this talented of a roster to the #1 overall pick in next year’s draft.
Agree, the essentially made Rogers their GM for the last week and seem to be building a team specifically based on his wishlist. That’s leverage for the Packers…
if anything, they used Rodgers to sway Lazard to the Jets..
Bagatelles (trifles). If Rodgers comes, Rodgers doesn’t come, all of those players are worth roughly what their contract numbers say they are worth. Insignificant leverage for the Packers.
If Packers don’t trade him after June 1st he’ll count as $68 million of dead cap space.
Not if the keep him as Love’s back up. Not a bad insurance policy if your young QB struggles.
Jets could just say nope, no trade, you keep him, then what are the Packers going to to do when they have him and Love who wants to start or be traded? I dont understand how so many people say Packers have all the leverage, they have nothing!
Just pursue Jackson. I’m sick of this soap opera
If you’re sick of the soap opera NOW, just wait until Rodgers is in uniform…
Oh believe me I’m well aware what awaits us if we get him. I’m really not excited about round two of this next year
Ok, Devil’s advocate here. Jets can sit back and wait out the Packers all the way until training camp. Rodgers knows the offense, since Hackett is the OC. Who’s in the corner if the Packers have to carry that contract all the way through until then? I’m betting the Packers blink in about a week.
If the Jets want to get this done this week I’d bet they could settle on a 2nd.
If they are willing to let GB squirm a while a 3rd.
Possible it goes lower the longer they wait, but they should really get him in the building ASAP. They can’t afford a slow start, and they may only get a year or two out of him.
Only way I see them parting with their 1st is if gB is adamant about it from an optics perspective and gives them a 2nd + Rodgers.
I would offer a 4th this season, with a 3rd next year which upgrades to a 2nd if they make the playoffs, and it upgrades to a 1st if the Jets pull off the impossible and makes the Super Bowl. Then, if he comes back to play for the Jets in 2024, the Packers get a 3rd in 2025, with the same set of stipulations mentioned above.
Thats too rich on the high end if I were them. If I win the Super Bowl you aren’t getting squat.
Tying comp to him playing XX games and/or even just making the playoffs is one thing. Gifting them a 1st if you pull of a SB win…thats far too much of a team & coaching effort.
as if Aaron Rodgers is going to show up to training camp …
Go look at the Carson Wentz trade from last year. That was Wentz, 2R, 7R for a 2R, 3R, 2R. And that was for Carson Wentz. The Packers can argue Rodgers had a down year due to the change from Hackett. Meaning he will adapt better being with NYJ.
Comparing Wentz to Rodgers? I’d like some of what you’re smoking…
Wentz trade was a disaster for the Redskins. Taking that trade as an indicator would make a NYJ executive offer a single 5th round pick.
Why would the Packers blink. Trading Rodgers post June 1st drops his cap hit by 16MM.
They won’t get it
The Jets can wait them out. If they’re determined to wait until June 2 so they can split up the dead money hit, they won’t get a pick from the Jets for him in the 2023 draft. The Jets can go the conditional routes for 2024 and 2025. First round picks could be conditional on Super Bowl appearances.
The power and leverage is with the packers. They should hold out for what they want for as long as they can. I can see this dragging out till the draft and possibly till June
Rodgers roster bonus of 50 million can be paid anytime from now to September 1st they can wait awhile and if he stays on the roster he is 9 million cheaper on the cap for the packers
Hold-up is the Jets negotiating a Jordan Love deal for 15 years down the road. It only makes sense.
Feel like Green Bay should just hold out for a 1st rounder, Jets only other option to be competitive would be Jackson and the draft capital/trade compensation is more significant than Rodgers would be
He’s also Significantly younger therefore he’s more of a building block
aaron Rodgers wasn’t good last year.
and he’s overpaid.
reminds me of when Denver wouldn’t trade for Romo and let him retire instead
Packers will be lucky to get anything other than some depth picks.
if they can get a 2nd, they should take it
He had a broken thumb on his throwing hand last season
Yep, and not as many tools to work with. That heavy cap number has repercussions on a QB’s performance.
Jets wanna keep the #13. Lamar Jackson isn’t gonna get any offers until after the draft. if GB waits that long, Jets could make Lamar an offer (for 2024 & 2025 1st rounders). GB can’t JUST trade Rodgers to another team, he has to want to go to that team or he can retire. Rodgers roasted GB for their treatment of aging players. He gave them 19 yrs, and while he was away started trying to trade him behind his back. Public opinion isn’t the Packs only concern. Agents and players are watching how GB conducts themselves. They need to forget about Jets #13 pick and figure it out quickly.
Behind his back???
He was in a cave in Oregon, telling everyone to leave him alone.
Then promised a decision would be imminent. Which it wasn’t.
A lot of you on here saying the Jets have leverage because they can “stick the Packers with a fat contract”. Did any of you read the part of the article that says “It also would cost the Packers more to trade Rodgers than it will for them to keep him on their payroll in 2023. A trade now would saddle Green Bay with $40MM in dead money, which would match the record-setting amount the Falcons ate in last year’s Matt Ryan trade.”
It literally costs the Packers more to trade him then it does to keep him.
Now, if you wanna say that after June 1st the Jets gain leverage, I still don’t agree. Which is riskier, the Packers paying Rogers’ contract and he has nowhere else to play? (He’d probably retire in that situation anyhow) They’re going to run with Jordan Love regardless.
I think it’s much riskier for the Jets to build their team around Rogers, go through a whole draft, not give up what the packers want, and then be stuck with Zach Wilson throwing to Allen Lazard and company for another year and have no other plan at QB.
If the Jets so choose to, they could move up from 13 and draft a QB. There’s many avenues to getting a starter. Stafford is available (whether he’s healthy is a different story), people still believe in Wentz (not me), Bridgewater, Mariota, Matt Ryan all available. I’m not saying any of these are good options, or that they’re comparable to getting Rodgers. But they can field a team with a QB better than Wilson still, and have Wilson back up.. The Packers should just take the 3rd rounder they’ll get and let it end already.
It’s going to take a crazy haul for the Jets to move into the top 4 QBs from 13, especially now that the panthers moved into the bears spot. And that’s all still got to happen BEFORE June 1st. And even if you wanted any of those QBs you mentioned (I don’t think any of them get them past 8 wins, even with the Jets Defense) you probably have to sign them some point soon, as most of them will probably sign pretty soon. You may have your choice of 1 or 2 of those remaining.
All of this is to say, if I’m the Packers GM, Id play this game of chicken with the Jets GM all day.
Because the NY Jets are so great at picking QBs in the first round! LOL
Yes, that’s what happens when you pick these 1 year wonders high in the draft…..just asking for failure!
Simply make GB take a sixth rounder or they keep Rogers and his contract
Then the Jets win 5 games with Wilson next year.
Six games? That seems optimistic. They may only win six with Rodgers.
Lol. The Jets went 5-4 with Wilson as a starter last season. If Vegas put the O/U at 6.5 with Rodgers starting, they would lose a lot of money.
Keep him and have him be grumpy another year, why not? You’re already one of the worst GM’s in the league, may as well keep that intact.
I think the leverage is with the Packers until September bonus is due. Pressure is on the Jets to end this now. They have lost all the other viable options at this point, since they won’t go after Lamar. Jets screwed this up from the beginning with the visit to California and not having a backup plan in place. Once the other QBs signed, their leverage was over. Packers can just sit on him until August 31, then cut him. Hell, Rodgers might get sick of waiting and just retire anyways. You never know with that dude.
With his age and drama he’s putting the packers through he’s only worth this years second round pick and next years second round pick.
a 2nd round this year with a 3rd round next year that can become a 1st if they make the playoffs and plays a 2nd year for the jets and WR Moor or Davis
Lots of George Santos MBAs in the crowd.
That’s hilarious!! lol
Sounds like they don’t have any skilled negotiators working this – as both teams are sort of over a barrel in terms of team-building certainty at this point.
Lots of people have mentioned the Packer’s cap considerations – but frankly they are irrelevant if the two teams jointly work out a contract renegotiation/extension with Rodgers prior to the trade that moves money around (and into future years), such as adding void years and converting salary into guaranteed roster bonuses, etc.
If I were the Jets I would be offering multiple picks where one might be a conditional #1 if Rodgers makes the playoffs, wins MVP, or decides to play again in 2024 (since most of those things are not likely).
I’m not as familiar with football finances and deadlines as I am baseball.
It looks like GB wants a first rounder to justify the extra $8 million hit in dead money. That’s a quality starter they can’t afford in free agency.
Why not work out the framework of a deal now and execute it June 2? That greatly reduces GB cap hit, which should be met with a drop in compensation.
Because the draft is in April.
Ah. Very obvious in hindsight ha ha.
How about a Jets/Packers merger with Goodell arranging to have all games played in Europe?
Has anything related to this trade been remotely positive?
I don’t mean “he’s a multiple MVP and HOFer”
I mean “this is worth the headache”
Time to move on Jets…Drew Lock is waiting.
No he’s not….signing with the Seahawks!
You will get Trevor Siemian and like your 5 wins.
Anyone trying to argue that the Jets have the leverage are either a Jets fan, or have never met a Jets fan in their life.
I don’t know if the Jets have the leverage or not, but if they do, they will blow it.
Jets should offer a 1st and one of their receivers they probably end up cutting anyway. Pack has needs at WR and Jets have solutions. Should be a slam dunk.
How many 1st rounders bust ? Jets can get a four time MVP with a chip on his shoulder who still has game. Do the deal and pick up Wilson in Fantasy. It’s going to be fun to watch ..
So basically Corey Davis and the #13 pick for GB’s second rounder? I could see that. Then the rest of the trade could be completed in June.
Oh, I think you’ll have to be more precise when drafting in fantasy. G. Wilson should be amazing. Z. Wilson will have you in tears.
Packers have more leverage. They already have the QB they want on the roster ready to go, the Jets do not and not really any other alternatives. Advantage Packers.
How much do they expect to get, for a player who probably has 2 or 3 years left.
and what are the Jets other options? Give up two first-round picks and a boatload of cap space for Lamar “bad knees” Jackson or land Trevor Simian. We all know how badly the Jets draft QBs (and there goes another four years and two coaches).
No shortage of players looking for a shot at an NFL starting quarterback job. Most of them unqualified, but there’s always decent options out there. NYJ do not have to make a huge splash 2023. Expectation are high in Green Bay. If Rodgers disrupts the Green Bay salary cap situation in 2023 (just by playing), Green Bay is going nowhere. Just wait until 2025/2026. There’s $91 million on contract, $41 million guaranteed even if you cut him).
Green Bay has zero leverage. Rodgers is a smart guy and it looks like his agent is too.
I wouldn’t say zero leverage. If no trade is done and Rodgers refuses to play, he is going to be in a tough spot.
Rodgers won’t refuse to play. Even playing sulky, Rodgers is the 11th best QB in the league. No grounds for Green Bay not to pay his contract.
Not if the Packers start Love and make Rodgers his back up. Rodgers will definitely be sulky and make a huge stink about it. He’s a competitor and doesn’t want to waste his final few years riding the bench when he knows he could be starting elsewhere.
“We won’t play you but we’ll pay you” is hardly leverage on Rodgers, even less leverage on the NYJ. Packers blundered into a nightmare contract on a (slowly) declining quarterback, dissatisfied with the organisation.
Pretty thin gruel. I can hardly wait to see Green Bay fans’ faces while Jordan Love stumbles through his first half season and Aaron Rodgers is riding pine.
Matt Lafleur is too intelligent to let that happen. Green Bay will give up their first round pretensions and Rodgers will go to NYJ. Question is whether Green Bay waits long enough that the second round pick becomes a third or a fourth.
“Shampoo is better. I go on first and clean the hair. Conditioner is better. I leave the hair silky and smooth!”
– Packers vs. Jets
Both Shampoo and Conditioner agreed they can’t help anyone with a Mark Davis haircut.
LOL…ahhh too funny. He shaved his head just in time.
There’s only so many poor seasons the Raiders can have before they’d start wearing Davis wigs in the stands.
Love it! Jets dont give in. If Pack walk, go dump a pick for Cousins. At least he is not a prima donna!
Can say packers hold the cards since Rodger said he planning to play for jets..
Thought jets can play the waiting game because they have fall back option on Zack Wilson lolol
I don’t think he worth a 1st round pick, the jets aren’t getting the MVP Rodgers, they are getting a guy on end of his career
The wildcard people aren’t factoring in… If the Jets only offer a 3rd for Rodgers, his feelings will be hurt that they don’t value him that much.
Rodgers doesn’t care. He’s at the end of his career, he knows what his cap hits are from here to 2026. Let Green Bay suffer for the Jordan Love pick which cost them an NFC Championship or two, maybe even a Super Bowl.
My kingdom for a second receiver!
Which WR was available at pick 26 in that draft, who would’ve moved the needle enough to make them a Super Bowl contender?
Given his contract and his age, and the fact that he’s probably only playing for 1-2 years, he’s not worth a first round pick, which brings value for five years. But I could see a second or third this year and a conditional next year if he plays in 2024. Maybe GB waits until after June 1 for cap reasons, but then the lose the opportunity to get a pick this year. Seems like it would make more sense for all to restructure the contract now and get the deal done. Maybe the restructuring is an aspect of the delay? We really have no idea what is happening here – just stupid speculation by media and fans.
Rodgers know he going to have to reconstruct his contract
Another day of short bus kids fighting over who’s the tallest.
The Jets are holding the cards. The Packers want to move on from Rodgers and there is no other team involved at this point. Rodgers is well versed in the offense and does not need to there early to learn it. Stand firm and let the Pack blink. It’s probably not “if” it gets done. It’s “when”.
I would imagine both teams would prefer a deal gets done sooner than later. Jets should offer a 2nd round pick plus Mims and make the Packers counter.
Jets fans have been telling me getting Rodgers makes them a SB contender and then tell me a 3rd round pick should get it done. No thanks. I’ll wait. People are not understanding that Packers are stuck with significant dead money anyway.
GreenBay can wait if they want to save themselves 9 mill after June 1st. Yes they wont get extra draft pick in 2023, but Jets will have to face their fans after stoking their fire with the Rodgers being their Q.B Next year. If I were Greenbay I would sit the Diva if he comes back for a year at # 3 on depth chart, maybe have him not suit up at all, thefire in Rodgers wont except that and he would probably retire, which then let’s the Packers off the hook for remaining salary, he would also be under team control if he thinks he would sit for year and then come back with another team? That would be fine but Packers still hold his rights, this is one big Cluster F of a situation that nobody will win in the end.