In what was supposed to be the biggest blockbuster trade of the off-season, it seems the communication between the Green Bay Packers and the New York Jets have stalled.
Aaron Rodgers, the 4-time MVP quarterback of the Packers, had announced a few weeks ago his intentions to join the Jets following a trade, but according to ESPN’s Adam Schefter, the two teams haven’t been in communication about a potential deal for weeks.
“Both sides now appear to be dug in,” Schefter reported on Tuesday. “My understanding is there hasn’t been a whole lot of conversation, if any, over the last couple of weeks.”
The Packers and Jets haven't been communicating about an Aaron Rodgers trade for weeks. pic.twitter.com/xPAx3jQEZK
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It is obviously still believed that the Jets were are the top suitor for Rodgers after he expressed his desire to leave the Packers earlier this offseason. But the two sides apparently aren’t willing to budge on trade demands.
The Jets, who have struggled with quarterback play in recent years, seem like the perfect fit for Rodgers, who is still one of the better quarterbacks in the league.
Trade talks have apparently stalled, and some have speculated that the Packers are asking for too much in return for Rodgers, while others believe that the Jets are hesitant to give up too many assets for a player who is getting older and has decline in play concerns after last season.
Whatever the reason may be, it’s clear that the two sides have work to do if they want to make a deal happen.
It’s worth noting that Jets general manager Joe Douglas said Aaron Rodgers is “eventually’ coming to New York in a recent event.
Joe Douglas w/ Boomer Esiason on Aaron Rodgers:
“He’s gonna be here!”#Jets @WFANmornings pic.twitter.com/xbFNScpoBV
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For now, all we can do is wait and see what happens next. With the NFL draft just a few weeks away, it’s possible that one of the teams will push to make the move before it begins. Until then, the football world will continue to speculate on what could be one of the biggest trades in recent history.