The Aaron Rodgers saga is still going. The prodigious and controversial quarterback still does not know where he will play next year.
But, one team has emerged as the favorite to land the Packer and future Hall of Famer, and that’s the New York Jets. The Jets have been without halfway decent quarterback play for seemingly forever, and since Joe Namath retired, the only Hall of Fame signal caller to throw passes for them as a starting quarterback was Brett Favre in 2008.
Last year, the Jets were not bad at all, as they went 7-10 and were in the playoff hunt for much of the season. But, quarterback play held them back once again. 2021 2nd-overall pick Zach Wilson was terrible once again. He completed just 55% of his passes for 6 touchdowns and 7 interceptions. The Zach Wilson experiment appears to be over in New York, and the roster really isn’t bad, considering it won 7 games with that horrific quarterback play. If Rodgers ends up there, he will have a budding superstar in Garrett Wilson to throw to as well as Corey Davis. And, the defense is very good, with studs like defensive tackle Quinnen Williams, linebacker CJ Mosley, and another budding superstar in corner Sauce Gardner.
But, Rodgers, who could simply decide to retire and certainly contemplated it at his darkness retreat , would need to agree to go to the Jets.
In the meantime, it seems like everything is in place for him to do so if he wants to.
From my understanding on #Jets & Aaron Rodgers: Everything that needs to be done is essentially done in regards to a trade. Sides have worked out what needs to be worked out.
So if Rodgers wants to be a Jet, he will be a Jet.
Broken record, but … just waiting on him to decide
— Connor Hughes (@Connor_J_Hughes) March 11, 2023
This is pretty big news, if true. I have no idea what the compensation would be, and I can’t even ballpark it. But, it seems like the Packers are ready for life without Aaron Rodgers.