The Aaron Rodgers saga continues as negotiations between the Jets and Packers to secure his trade progress slowly.
Rodgers confirmed his intention to play for the Jets on “The Pat McAfee Show,” but a deal has yet to be agreed upon.
The Packers are seeking the Jets’ first-round pick in this year’s draft and additional compensation in 2025, but there is a gulf between the two sides’ valuations.
Despite this, there is no deadline for the trade, and the Packers can afford to wait due to Rodgers’ contract structure.
The April 27 draft presents a deadline for the Packers if they want any draft picks this year.
On the other hand, the Jets’ offseason program starts on April 17, and they want Rodgers to start working with his new team as soon as possible.
However, negotiations are ongoing, and it is expected that a compromise will eventually be reached.
Determining the right price for Rodgers is challenging, given his age and salary.
While franchise quarterbacks have been traded for significant packages in recent years, Rodgers is 39 years old and due nearly $60 million this season, making the Jets less likely to give up more for him.
Both teams have their share of leverage, with the Jets having no other quarterback options, while the Packers have been clear about their desire to move on from Rodgers and turn things over to Jordan Love.
As negotiations drag on, there is pressure on the Packers to do right by Rodgers, who delivered them a Super Bowl and is one of the greatest players in franchise history.
A prolonged public battle is not in Green Bay’s best interest. Currently, it is a waiting game as negotiations continue between the Jets and Packers.
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