Last month, former Green Bay Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers exited his four day “isolation retreat,” and went on The Pat McAfee Show to announce that he intended to play for the New York Jets next season, saying:
“Since Friday, I made it clear my intention was to play and to play for the New York Jets, and I haven’t been holding anything up at this point.
It’s the compensation that the Packers are trying to get and digging their heels in for me… The Packers want to move on and have let me know that in so many words.”
Of course, the Packers and Jets had to finalize the deal by sorting out trade compensation and draft picks, so it wasn’t 100% set in stone.
And then, it was reported that negotiations had broken down, other teams including the San Francisco 49ers might be interested, and overall, things weren’t looking good as the Packers weren’t willing to part with their future Hall of Fame quarterback for peanuts.
However, that’s all changed today, as it has been confirmed that Rodgers will be a Jet next season.
NFL insider Adam Schefter broke the news, while also listing the trade compensation.
The Jets will get Aaron Rodgers, along with pick number 15 overall in this year’s draft, and a 2023 fifth round pick (pick number 170).
As for the Packers, they will get pick number 13, a 2023 second round pick (pick number 42), a sixth round pick (pick number 207), and a conditional 2024 second round pick that will become a first round if Rodgers plays 65% of the plays.
Needless to say, it’ll be interesting to see if the Jets can make some serious noise next season, considering they had their best season in quite some time with some pretty bad quarterback play.
The news was broke this afternoon on ESPN’s NFL Live: