The ongoing trade negotiations between the Green Bay Packers and the New York Jets for quarterback Aaron Rodgers have taken a turn.
It has been reported that the Packers have backed off from their demand for the 13th overall pick in the 2023 draft, according to Mike Florio of ProFootballTalk, who made an appearance on the Pat McAfee Show.
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The Packers’ demand for the 13th overall pick in the 2023 draft had been a major sticking point in the negotiations, with the Jets reportedly believing that the Packers’ demand was “unreasonable and irrational.” However, with the Packers now backing off from this demand, it appears that progress is being made in the negotiations.
According to recent reports, the Jets are currently looking to send a 2nd round pick for the 2023 Draft and a 2nd round pick that could turn into a 1st round pick for the 2024 Draft under the condition that the Jets will make a deep playoff run. However, the holdup in the negotiations is that the Jets want a draft pick back from the Packers in case Rodgers retires after the 2023 season.
The Jets, have been looking for a true franchise quarterback for years, and many believe that Rodgers would be the perfect addition to their team. With a talented young roster and a promising head coach in Robert Saleh, it makes sense that the Jets are the destination that Rodgers is interested in.
However, it remains to be seen whether the two teams will be able to come to an agreement on a trade for Rodgers. With the NFL Draft fast approaching, time is running out for the two sides to finalize a deal that involves draft picks for this upcoming season. Nevertheless, this latest development could be a sign that the negotiations are moving in the right direction.