Jets Reportedly Like Their Chances Of Landing Aaron Rodgers

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Following their meeting with the 39-year-old quarterback in California earlier this week, the New York Jets reportedly like their chances of landing future Hall of Famer Aaron Rodgers.

With the Jets virtually allowing Derek Carr to sign with the New Orleans Saints without putting up a fight, virtually all of their eggs are now in Rodgers’ basket. And if their gut instinct turns out to be right, their gamble will have paid off.

According to ESPN NFL reporter Dianna Russini, Jets execs — including owner Woody Johnson — feel “optimism” that they’re going to land the four-time NFL MVP.

“In the wake of an extensive in-person meeting between Aaron Rodgers & New York Jets brass, including owner Woody Johnson, there’s optimism in the Jets’ organization that they are on the brink of landing the future Hall of Fame QB,” Russini reports.

The longtime ESPN reporter adds that Jets’ owner Woody Johnson felt particularly excited about the potential relationship following the meeting:

“While optimism existed before the California meeting, Woody Johnson felt it was important to meet in person, sources said. Johnson left the meeting excited and satisfied about the potential match.”

As for actually acquiring Rodgers and his contract from the Packers, conversations between the two teams are ongoing:

“As the Jets internally are working under an optimism that this will happen, the Jets and the Packers remain engaged in conversations about compensation and contract, sources said. Those conversations already started before the meeting. And so now, we wait to see if the Jets can close a deal to bring a future Hall of Famer from Green Bay to New York.”

Given the momentum of the reports surrounding the Jets and Rodgers, it feels like only a matter of time until the team officially trades for the controversial signal-caller, who is coming off one of the worst years of his career.

During the 2022 season with the Packers — who missed out on the playoffs following a Week 18 home loss to the Detroit Lions — Rodgers completed 64% of his passes for 3,695 yards, 26 touchdowns, and 12 interceptions.

Still, despite those recent struggles, Rodgers would undoubtedly be the best quarterback to suit up for the New York Jets, especially considering what they’ve endured in recent years with the likes of Zach Wilson, Sam Darnold, and so on.

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