After weeks of barely any movement between the New York Jets and Green Bay Packers regarding a trade for Aaron Rodgers, reports now indicate that the two teams have “resumed” trade talks.
According to NFL insider Ian Rapoport, while an official deal isn’t “imminent,” the two franchises are negotiating with the “hopes” that a deal can be completed this week. This is obviously a key week regarding trade talks between the two teams as the 2023 NFL Draft is set to begin on Thursday.
“A deal is not imminent, but the two sides are at least talking — with hopes a deal can (finally) be done this week,” Rapoport tweeted on Sunday, April 23 — just four days before the start of the draft.
Currently, the New York Jets own the 13th pick in the first round and the Packers own the 15th. The top of the second round, which will be held on Friday, April 28, is also key, as the Jets own two consecutive picks, 42 and 43 overall, that could be used to acquire Rodgers.
If and when the Jets do acquire Rodgers, the bookmakers are expecting them to be one of the contenders for next season’s Super Bowl, as their current betting odds only trail the defending champion Kansas City Chiefs, Philadelphia Eagles, Buffalo Bills, San Francisco 49ers, Cincinnati Bengals, and Dallas Cowboys.
A trade for Rodgers would also certainly mark the end of Zach Wilson’s career with the New York Jets, as the former BYU quarterback has been a massive disappointment since he was drafted by the franchise as the #2 overall pick in the 2021 NFL Draft.
The 2023 NFL Draft will be held outside of Union Station in Kansas City and begin on Thursday, April 27 with Round 1 and will continue through Saturday, April 29.
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