After several weeks of negotiations, the Jets and Packers agreed to a deal Monday. Aaron Rodgers is heading to the Big Apple for a picks package that includes first-rounders changing hands, ESPN.com’s Adam Schefter reports (on Twitter).
Fifteen years after it took only a conditional third-rounder for the Jets to land Brett Favre, the latest future Hall of Fame Packers QB fetched the NFC North franchise a much bigger haul. Here are the trade terms:
- 2023 first-round pick (No. 13 overall)
- 2023 second-round pick (No. 42)
- 2023 sixth-rounder (No. 207)
- 2024 conditional second-round pick, which can become a first if Rodgers plays 65% of the Jets’ offensive plays this season
- 2023 first-round pick (No. 15)
- 2023 fifth-round pick (No. 170)
As part of this trade agreement, NFL.com’s Tom Pelissero reports (via Twitter) Rodgers is expected to sign a revised contract to help the Packers’ cap. As it stands now, a trade would tag the Pack with $40.3MM in dead money. The adjusted contract is expected to keep the trade from becoming official for a bit, and Brian Gutekunst said (via The Athletic’s Matt Schneidman) the deal is not yet final and that he has not yet spoken with Rodgers. But with the terms agreed to, this weeks-long process is near the goal line. The sixth-year Packers GM said the expectation is this will be official before the draft, Ian Rapoport of NFL.com tweets.
As it stands now, the Jets will owe Rodgers a $58.3MM bonus this year. It is not known how a restructure would affect the Jets’ cap, but as of now, Rodgers would be set to count barely $15MM on the AFC East team’s 2023 payroll.
This represents an interesting trade package for the Packers, as the deal does not contain any protection for the Jets if Rodgers retires after this season. At the very least, Green Bay will receive two additional second-rounders for Rodgers. The Canton-bound QB has played at least 65% of the Packers’ offensive snaps in all but two of his 15 seasons as a starter (excepting 2013 and 2017). That points to the Packers receiving the Jets’ 2024 first-rounder. Although Gutekunst said recently it would not require a first-round pick for the Packers to unload Rodgers, it looks more likely than not this deal will lead to a future first coming back to the Pack.
Rodgers met with the Jets in early March and expressed interest in joining the team soon after. The Jets also met with Derek Carr, but the Saints came in with a big offer to ramp up the pressure on Gang Green to come away with the four-time MVP. Rodgers’ current contract — a $50.3MM-per-year deal agreed to in March 2022 — runs through 2025.
While Rodgers said years ago he would love to play into his 40s, the legendary passer has flirted with retirement for a bit now. It should not be considered a lock Rodgers plays more than one season with the Jets; he said he was 90% retired going into his much-discussed darkness retreat. Favre retirement No. 2 occurred after one Jets season; an even brighter spotlight figures to be on the 2023 Jets as a result of the trade for Favre’s successor.
Shortly after signing Mecole Hardman, the Jets dealt Elijah Moore to the Browns. Armed with two second-rounders, the Jets used the first of those in this trade. They will enter this draft with a pick two spots down in Round 1, but ahead of this pivotal Rodgers-led season, Gang Green still has first- and second-round picks with which to bolster their roster.
Although rumors about this latest Jets-Packers QB blockbuster not being done by the draft circulated, this will cut the cord ahead of the team’s first offseason with Jordan Love in the starter’s spot. Talks intensified late last week, per Schefter and ESPN’s Rich Cimini, and continued into the weekend. It is safe to say the Jets will top their 2022 total of primetime games (one) this season. While the Packers’ number figures to dip, Love’s effort to follow one of the game’s all-time greats will certainly generate considerable attention as well.
In January, Gutekunst deferred to Rodgers’ four MVPs when asked if the longtime starter or Love gave the 2023 team a better chance to win. Rodgers expected to be welcomed back to Green Bay, but as the offseason progressed, this relationship — which produced a 2021 fracture that included a Rodgers trade request — encountered more turbulence. After the Packers traded up for Love in 2020, Rodgers said the prospect of him finishing his career with the Packers no longer appeared certain. The Love pick did precede back-to-back MVPs — both seasons featuring new Jets OC Nathaniel Hackett in a non-play-calling OC role — and Rodgers deciding he wanted to play the 2022 season in Green Bay. But after a disappointing season, trade winds blew again.
Rodgers, 39, is coming off a down year. He finished 26th in QBR and saw his counting stats dip across the board. But the veteran passer was playing through injuries. A broken thumb and a rib malady affected Rodgers, who was also playing without Davante Adams and Marquez Valdes-Scantling. While second-round pick Christian Watson showed late-season promise, a Watson-Romeo Doubs–Allen Lazard troika represented a considerable step down from Rodgers’ previous receiving corps. This led to the Packers falling from back-to-back No. 1 seeds to 8-9 and out of the playoffs, inviting more questions about Rodgers’ Wisconsin future.
The Packers have Love tied to only one more year of low-wage salaries, with their latest extended QB transition mostly preventing them from building around the valuable rookie-QB contract, but the team will finally gauge the Utah State alum’s viability as a long-term starter. The Packers must decide on Love’s fifth-year option — worth $20.27MM — by May 2. Love has thrown 83 career passes. His lone start of consequence — a November 2021 Arrowhead Stadium tilt — did not go well, but the Packers are believed to have seen substantial growth in 2022. That said, the team going from Rodgers to Love invites tremendous risk. After a 6-10 starter debut in 2008, Rodgers — one of the greatest players in franchise history — proved the Packers right. Will Love do the same?
While Love is still an unknown commodity, the Jets had seen enough from Zach Wilson. The former No. 2 overall pick entered his rookie and sophomore NFL seasons unchallenged for the starting role, but after failing to make strides in his second season, Wilson landed on the bench after holding a much-improved Jets defense back. Mike White‘s injury issues moved Wilson back into the starting lineup late last season, but the BYU product’s future as a Jets contributor is very much in doubt. After White left for Miami, Wilson remains in place as a backup, but his future as a Jets starter — this early-career redshirt effort notwithstanding — is probably over. Two years remain on Wilson’s rookie contract.
The Wilson-to-Rodgers upgrade will be massive, regardless of the latter’s 2023 form. Rodgers is a 10-time Pro Bowler who piloted the Packers to five NFC championship games and a Super Bowl XLV win. The Packers generated steady criticism for not achieving enough with Rodgers under center, but the team largely eschewed free agency during the bulk of Ted Thompson‘s GM tenure. Gutekunst proved more active, but his 2022 receiver plan constrained the superstar QB.
The Jets have operated aggressively, adding Lazard and Hardman at receiver (and pursuing Odell Beckham Jr.), and trading for safety Chuck Clark. Rodgers has begun recruiting for his new team, making a pitch to Calais Campbell, who ultimately signed with the Falcons. But it should not be expected the Jets are done adding veterans around their biggest QB name in at least 15 years. Like the Buccaneers were with Tom Brady and the Broncos with Peyton Manning, the Jets can safely be classified as “all in” around their QB prize.
They were not on the radar when Rodgers initially asked to be traded. The Broncos loomed as the most likely destination, but while the Packers could have obtained more in a 2021 or 2022 trade with Denver, a Hackett reunion will instead transpire in New York. Denver being unable to land Rodgers led the team to Russell Wilson and Hackett — after a disastrous partnership — becoming the third HC since the 1970 merger to be fired before his first season ended. Hackett will have a fascinating bounce-back opportunity.
After whiffing on Wilson and not hitting on other first-round QBs (Mark Sanchez, Sam Darnold), the Jets committed to finding a veteran and acquired the biggest name available. But this introduces high stakes. The jobs of Robert Saleh and GM Joe Douglas, after the team ended last season on a six-game losing streak, may well be tied to Rodgers’ 2023 success. The Jets, however, stand to be a factor in a loaded AFC. This Rodgers-in-New York period promises to be one of the most interesting partnerships in NFL history.
124 comments on “Jets, Packers Agree On Aaron Rodgers Trade”
not a bad haul for pack.. basically got a 2nd this year and a 1st next year.
move up 2 spots this year is nice bonus.
I’ll give them credit, this is way more than I thought
I expected a second and another pick, probably another second, and some movement up and down in the draft. For New York, it doesn’t seem so bad, honestly, while Green Bay gets a couple of picks to rebuild (I fully expect a wide receiver with one of those two). If Rodgers tanks suddenly, the Jets don’t lose their first next year, and if he plays, then you’d have to figure that New York for its money’s worth.
Hopefully for the Jets, Rodgers is willing to renew his focus and begin working with the offense soon. For a quarterback as cerebral and particular as he is, it’s going to take a good bit of work to get everyone on the same page to where they are automatic on the field.
Well story time. Basically just pick swaps except the 2nd rounder this year which is what the Jets originally offered. They added the pick next year because they oversold it to their fans apparently and the Packers held out. Jets still smell this year, Rodgers pouts as only he can, and quits thus leaving the Jets holding the bag of false expectations. Rodgers goes back to California to smoke whatever he wants and pout alone. The End.
you forgot to add that Packers have trash QB and will be in last place in the division. The End.
BREAKING : Aaron Rodgers overdoses on iouwaska, while on a darkness retreat. (AP)
It’s ayahuasca and it’s not something you overdose. Cute comment though.
The Jets really did better than I thought here… Especially if that 1st rounder next year ends up in the 22-28 range.
The Jets got fleeced
Fleeced? Seems like a fair trade for both sides.
How so? They give up a first next year if he plays 65% of the plays, not depending on how the season goes. So if they miss the playoffs they still have to give up a first and if he retires after the season they get nothing back. This sounds like a great deal for the Packers
Because you know who you’re getting. If we don’t make the playoffs next season, it very likely won’t be Rodgers’ fault. You have to pay to get talent, but talent doesn’t guarantee the playoffs. There is a reason very few trades have conditions based on playoff appearances.
They aint missing the playoffs! They will compete with bills for division
Right because it’s not at all like the Jets to underachieve
Not with a real qb. They just need to hit oline in draft and they are ready to roll
Same thing was said in 2008 when they traded for Favre. This team is not winning a Super Bowl next season
So in 2008 they had a young stud wr, a young stud rb, a pro bowl all nfl DT and CB, 4 strong wrs, and with a 1st round ol strong oline. Gotcha
Haha funny. Only in your wet dreams
nah Rodgers a 1 year rental, and 10 year headache.
Agreed. Jets got fleeced.
Not fleeced at all
Again, nobody gets fleeced in sports trades or acquisitions. You can have desperate teams, teams that overpay for whatever reason, but they know what they are doing, they have done their homework. If they have not, then they are inept, but no one gets ‘fleeced’ in sports anymore. Fleecing implies one party knows more than the other, which typically is about injuries, which means that they get into trouble with the league if they try it as its fraud. Even if Rodgers retires, again its still not fleecing anyone…The Jets know that is a possibility. Now is it an overpay?Im guessing many would say sure, but again no one is getting fleeced…
Hallelujah! Now the world can move on for like a day, maybe…
Bears fan here… going to miss him owning us. Just won’t feel the same when we lose to the Packers next year.
Huge overpayment by the Jets. Can’t believe the Packers ended up with 2 1st round picks and a 2nd rounder.
Are you conveniently leaving out the fact that the Packers also sent a 1st rounder to the Jets as part of the deal?
The Packers swapped 15 for the Jets 13 first round. Packers moved up a little. But the Packers didn’t lose a 2023 1st rounder.
Well the 2023 1st is more of a pick swap since moving up two spots was likely the reason the Packers sent back the 5th rounder.
They received possibly 1 net first rounder. This year is a swap of picks.
But they didn’t. They gave up this years first round pick. So they move up 2 spots this year, gain a second, and either a second or first next year, somewhere between 20-50 depending on how the jets do.
They didn’t, learn how to read!
I think Green Bay did fairly well considering the circumstances.
I’d say Green Bay did too well if I were a Jets fan (I am not).
I am. And they did.
I’m good with this trade. Small move up in the 1st round, but it’s really a 2nd round pick. Unless injured, the Packers will get a 2nd rounder next year too.
Good trade, IMHO for both teams. Better than the Favre trade.
Correction, unless injured, 1st rounder next year? Wow. At least a 2nd.
Very good trade for the Packers.
A day that will live in infamy. Tucker, Don Lemon and Aaron Rodgers all jettisoned in the same day!
Normal people in Green Bay rejoicing
Packer backers still sore that Sauce Gardner wore a cheesehead after the Jets won at Lambeau Field last fall.
Nah. Good fans in GB. Jets took it to them 27-10. All part of the game.
Now that this is settled… curious what the contract looks like with no protection against him retiring after the season?
What happens with Lamar now?
Lot of jets fans eating a lot of crow after this one. Not that they’ll admit to being wrong.
2 thirds? Bwhahahahahahahahaha
Yeah, GB will get their first they wanted likely. Worst case, 2 seconds is more than enough.
Does anyone really laugh by saying, “bwahahahahahahahaha?” Seems like a lot of extra “ha’s” and a weird “bwa” at the beginning. It’s like a mad scientist on a cartoon.
Well you were wrong.
I opt for an A between the B & W, and the number of “ha” depends on how funny it is.
Basically 2 – #2’s
The conditional pick with either be a lower 1st (22-27) or a high 2nd (35-42).
Love that Jets fans assume they’ll be in the playoffs next year by swapping in a 40-year-old hippie QB. A highly dramatic soap opera in the making
I didn’t call the conditional bit, but this isn’t far off of what I suggested. Not a steal and no one got taken, good enough trade.
2024 conditional second-round pick, which can become a first if Rodgers plays 65% of the Jets’ offensive plays this season
I told you to walk away but …
Rodgers plays 65%:
2024 becomes a 1st Rd
What’s the plan if/when Rodgers retires after this season?
What’s the plan if/when Rodgers retires after this season?
Still get a 2nd rounder? Man, that would be a kick in the shin pads for the Jets if that happened. Good question.
the plan is to win a ring with rodgers cause you weren’t winning it with Zach Wilson
Broncos did the same thing, that trade massively backfired but that was probably a flash in the pan type trade.
Green Bay did well. For the Jets, it’s finalization before the draft so they can focus on their strategy.
bUt ThEy WoNt GeT a 1St RoUnDeR cUz JeTs HaVe AlL tHe LeVeRaGe
And technically they haven’t. Furthermore, the Jets received cap space because Green Bay took the hit on the bonus payout. And that cap space is quite a bit.
“Technically” they got their 2023 1st rounder.
Correct, they don’t have the 2024 1st yet. Jets fans sure hope it does turn into a 1st. History says it will.
It’s essentially for 2 second round picks. It’s pretty fair.
Not really, they dropped from 13 to 15 in this draft,(which makes it more difficult for them to get a TOP 3 OL, and next year they give up a 1st rather than a 2nd if Rodgers plays 65% of the snaps this season.
They will get a great OL at 15 and it wouldn’t be surprsing if a 40 year old QB didn’t play 65% of the snaps. It’s a good deal for both teams.
If Rodgers doesn’t play 65% of the snaps then it’s because he’s hurt. If that’s the case then the Jets gave up two 2nd rounders to miss the playoffs.
If their season goes off the rails, the Jets better pull Aaron Rodgers out to stay under 65% snap count.
And yes, I was wrong. Packers managed to fleece the Jets. Poor work, Jets management. Too eager.
I’m just glad it’s finally over. Good riddance.
omg. Jets were Chumps
I thought GB wasn’t getting any 1st round value
bs – jets caved and got taken
Jets gave it up like a prom queen!
The Jets got torched on this deal! They should have given up a 2nd this year &,a 2nd next year. If Rodgers plays for the Jets or is traded in 2024, then they’d give up an additional 2nd with GB 4th coming back in 2025.
Hmmm… do the Packers take any of this and move up for 2023 draft? Offer their now #13 and a one of the 2nd rounders for—-I don’t know. QB (if no faith in Love). Edge to improve the D?
Does not seem like the Packers MO, but just something to wonder about as we head into the draft.
I wouldn’t put money on it, but I wouldn’t put it past Gute either. He might panic and believe all 4 of the 2nd round-graded players he’s been salivating over will be taken, so (after none have been picked yet before 12 is up…) he’ll give away all the new picks plus their own 1st next year to make sure he gets the worst NFL-fit TE he wants.
Jets are the dumbest nfl franchise ever. They deserve what they will get and that will be the usual, nothing. They wont even make it to the conference finals. Enjoy NYC Mr. Diva, they will eat you alive.
This is a great deal for the Packers. Should’ve sent him off last year for a better return especially with Adams being sent off too.
But this is a great deal.
Thank you Aaron for winning a chip for us, sorry McCarthy and several GMs held you back from another.
Can you really say it was all the Packers HC and GMs fault when Rodgers couldn’t figure out how to beat the 49ers Defense multiple times, and rarely ever played like an MVP when it counted the most??
I’d say the blame should be more equally distributed between their HCs, Rodgers, their DCs, and their GMs..
Rodgers is the guy I blame the LEAST over his tenure here.
Let’s look at that last game against SF in the playoffs. An easy missed FG and a blocked punt for a TD gives the 49ers the win. Sure Rodgers could’ve done better but many QBs couldn’t get past them that year and he gave them a chance to win if not for special teams.
McCarthys play calling in the Seattle onside kick game.
Gute drafting a backup QB, a 3rd string RB, and a 3rd string TE in 2020 when they were just a game away from the superbowl.
Previous GM drafting defense for years and passing on TJ Watt when there was a huge need at EDGE subsequently netting us Kevin King who single handedly lost the TB playoff game with a perfect 158.3 passer rating on balls thrown his way.
Mccarthy. Just watch his Dallas coaching. Guy gets massages at Lambeau on Mondays during practice but Rodgers got blamed for wanting him out.
Dom Capers. All I have to say there.
Most games (not all, Rodgers has to own some) and most of the teams put together do not fall on his shoulders.
All GMs make mistakes, no roster is perfect, but if you’re this all-world QB aren’t you supposed to be able to overcome your team’s deficiencies??
Isn’t that why you get paid the largest percentage of the salary?? That is why you cannot bring in much help..
He’s complained about having help on the team, but everytime he’s come up for a contract he’s also demanded that he gets paid the most money…
I think Rodgers is a diva, but I’ve liked him over the years. I just think he should take more ownership for the Packers failures than he has. To which he’s basically taken none to my knowledge, or if he has, it was a very meh, I can do better blanket statement only to further blame others later on using a separate platform.
Every great QB is measured by their playoff success and Aaron Rodgers shouldn’t be any different…
He has to own some of it. But we don’t blame LeBron James for his first stint in Cleveland really because who did they surround him with?
The gap between Adams and Lazard was so steep it was laughable really.
Mistakes are being too kind to previous GM and Gute. Those draft errors have cost the team so many wins.
you can go back all the way to the Favre era with nit getting help for the offensive side of the. ball
At least in the Favre era defense was a much bigger part of the game. Now it’s almost all offense yet we keep drafting defense.
All that for a guy to probably play for a year.
Jets gave up too much.
Now the Post will beat his …
Murdoch-owned media aren’t as powerful as you think.
In total, the Packers will go into the draft with 11 picks.
Here are the Packers’ picks following the trade:
First round, No. 13 overall (from NYJ)
Second round, No. 42 overall (from NYJ)
Second round, No. 45 overall
Third round, No. 78 overall
Fourth round, No. 116 overall
Fifth round, No. 149 overall
Sixth round, No. 207 overall (from NYJ)
Seventh round, No. 232 overall
Seventh round, No. 235 overall (from LAR)
Seventh round, No. 242 overall (from JAX)
Seventh round, No. 256 overall (compensatory)
A lot of opportunity for Brian Gutekunst to mess up! Ha!
Thanks I was wondering what their 2023 draft capital was and you saved me from having to look it up.
Curious to see how the manager the draft. They will likely pick a TE early but the secondary could use work and they need to shore up the lines.
Jets still finish in the AFC east basement
Jets were unlucky to lose twice to New England last fall — and Rodgers beat the Patriots at Lambeau Field.
First round picks are too valuable to be trading them away for near-40-year-old players in return (referring to the 2024 conditional first).
It likely isn’t some catastrophic failure of a trade. But it will be if Rodgers plays his 65% of the snaps and the Jets miss the playoffs on top of it.
I think the Jets come off as slightly desperate in agreeing to the conditional 2024 first while also letting the Packers make the 2023 swap of first rounders.
It’s only a two pick difference, but that could be the difference between getting the player you desire most and settling for something less.
On the flipside, if the Jets get past the first round in the playoffs and Rodgers plays 2-3 successful seasons in New York I suppose it would be a minor success for the Jets as far as getting back to relevancy is concerned.
So the Jets got their QB for 2024, what about 2025, 2026 2027. Is he going to be one and done, now the Jets have that problem of will he or won’t he play after 2024, no more temper tantrums with the coaching staff or management. I know Green Bay is happy about that part of it. No more lets see if he going to play the next year. This deal is a wait and see deal if it was good or not for the Jets, talk to me in 2025 cause the Jets may again be looking for another QB.
For what it’s worth, Packers fans went through this with Favre too. Three seasons of “I might retire…I’m gonna retire…wait, no I’m not…hold on). Packers got more in trade for Rodgers than Favre, IMHO.
The amazing thing is going from HOF Favre to HOF Rodgers. For that, I am grateful for the Rodgers years. But, but both Favre and Rodgers should have gone to more Super Bowls.
Time to move on. Thanks for the memories, Aaron. I will remember more of what was than how it ended. All the best.
Ayahuasca is a helluva drug
Glad to see this drama is over! Appears to be the end of Green Bay’s dominance of the NFC North after having 2 of the greatest QBs ever for the past 30 years. And good riddance Mr Rogers from one Detroit Lions fan who has had enough of him torturing us during his career. Believe the Jets overpaid a bit with the 2024 1st rounder but as long as Rogers is gone from the North this is great news!
Dude, finally. Now Mike Greenburg can sleep again.
Would bet on Gutey trading 13, 42, a 5th and a second and 5th next year to AZ for the third pick and taking Will Anderson.
RIP to all the accounts like blkynny67 that will have to be deleted and recreated to save face…
Lol to the “just give a 3rd and get it over with” ppl
The only way to save this trade from Jets perspective is if the reworked contract is an absolute steal for them
Douglas very well may have a plan in place to trade down the 15 and acquire another 2024 #1
I hope this trade blows up in all their faces (Packers, Jets and especially Rodgers). I hate them all to varying degrees, Rodgers being the biggest hate of them all.
Packers win this trade.
The Jets are better, but its steep.
It’s reckless and there is a chance it doesn’t work out.
Now they’ll finish 3rd in the AFC East instead of 4th
Jets hater with baseball avatar knows little about the AFC East. The Giants finished 3rd in their division last fall and it earned them a wild card.
#13 Overall pick is worth 1150, #15 pick is worth 1050(according to NFL Trade Value Chart) Late 3rd-Rounder(#100 overall) is worth 100 points! So, that’s roughly the difference in the 2-spot pick-swap, according to the Value Chart!
Well if the trade backfires on the Jets they can always overspend for Lamar next year.
Jets…. Always doing Jets things.
Welcome to 6-11 Packer fans.
Green Bay is laughing all the way to the Draft. Everyone knows that the Jets trying to pull off a Tom Brady scenario, that Rodgers may have enough left in the tank for a SBowl.
Green Bay knows that they got the best years of Rodgers, Jets taking a big chance for one year.
Packers took it in the Ass
Glad I swooped up a few Jets beanies on ebay for cheap the last few weeks in anticipation of the trade…cuz they’d prob be more $ now. Nope not a Jets fan…just a beanie collector that prefers NFL teams.
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Rodgers was the back to back league MVP in 2020 and 2021, the following year he played with a broken thumb on his right hand, the same hand that he uses to grip it and rip it.
Most people are headline followers and they are run of the mill fair weather fans, but anyone who follows the NFL and pays attention would know that Aaron Rodgers is one of the most competitive players in the league. This guy loves to compete, he is going to the Jets and he is going to play with the same level of intensity, dedication and determination that he did when he watched his replacement get drafted. The Jets had a strong roster 24 hours ago, now they have a great roster.
Are they going to win it all this year idk? But they will get closer then they have been in along time. The Jets haven’t made the playoffs sense the 2010 season, this trade gives them a real chance to make a deep playoff run imo.
any packer fan will tell you, including myself. rodgers, while competitive, does not care about the team success. his stat line is more important then winning the game.
he will get you to the playoffs and that is about it
so… Jets fans thought deal was gonna be a 2023 second rd pick, and a conditional 2024 second rd pick. GB squeezed a pick swap to jump 2 places in 1st rd and good terms on the conditional. Jets also give up a 6th, but get a 5th rd back. GB got a little more than expected, but certainly not the Russell Wilson haul GB fans were hoping for 2 months ago.
Over the winter Broadway Joe Namath said he was open to having his #12 unretired for Rodgers. We find out this morning from ESPN that Rodgers will wear #8, his shirt number in college at Cal.
(#8 was also the number Rex Grossman wore with the Bears and the Redskins. Do we see Rodgers going deep early and often the way Sexy Rexy did?)
To my knowledge there has never been a player in any professional league that has had his number “unretired”. Is there even a procedure in place for doing such a thing?
Sign with Dallas — them Cowboys do not retire shirt numbers.
Well the dust has settled, and the shock of the Rodgers deal has been felt. IMHO this is the Jets doing a LARams, TampaBay, deal get a aging QB for a one-year chips all in shot at the SBowl. They get a 39 yr old that this may be his last season, Rodgers plays the game will he or won’t he when it comes to playing season after season. I hope it works out for Jets fans, gave up alot to get the future HOF. The future is now for the Jets, next season is already a ??? mark at QB.
Not sure how anyone can judge this deal before Rodgers’ contract situation gets settled.
The Jets should now trade Rodgers to someone in the NFC (to San Francisco for Trey Lance?), as that way they can draft a franchise QB next year while continuing to build the core of this team in 2023.