When March rolled around, it seemed almost certain that if Aaron Rodgers was going to start trading, it would happen before free agency kicked off on Wednesday, but with the way things look now, we’re starting to feel like we’ll have to wait a little longer before we see a deal go down.
One of the things holding up a potential deal appears to be the price the Packers are asking for a star quarterback, and Rodgers emphasized that fact during Interview Wednesday on “The Pat McAfee Show.”
“I haven’t stopped anything at this point,” Rodgers said, after confirming he wanted to play with the Jets. “It was the compensation the packers were trying to get for me.”
So what are the Packers trying to get for their star QB?
during his Wednesday morning appearance In “Get Up” on ESPN Adam Schefter has revealed what the Packers might be looking for in a potential deal with the Jets.
“My understanding is that within the Packers organization, they feel he deserves a package similar to the one the Rams got for Matthew Stafford, and it’s multiple [first-round picks]shifter said.
If you need a fileThe Lions earned two first-round picks, a third-round pick and quarterback (Jared Goff) in exchange for Stafford.
Although the packages made it clear over the weekend that theyThey don’t plan to give him away for free, which appears to have stalled a potential deal with the Jets.
The Green Bay Packers, as much as they would like to clear salary off their books and gain clarity, they are not rushing into [make the trade]shifter said. “The planes are not willing to give up what the packers are asking for and so, that could take some time.”
according to NFL.comThe Packers aren’t looking for multiple first-round picks, but as Schefter noted, whatever the Packers are looking for, the Jets aren’t willing to pay that price right now. Although the Packers may feel Rodgers deserves two first-round picks, they may be willing to accept just one player (former NFL general manager Michael Lombardi said last week that Green Bay’s Asking Price was two draft picks with at least one of them being a first rounder).
If you’re a Jets, there’s almost no way you’d give up one (or two) first-round picks to Rodgers. The problem with giving up that much compensation is that the Jets have no idea how long the 39-year-old will last. If he goes to New York and retires after one season, the Jets will feel battered if they give up a first-rounder.
Besides draft picks, the Jets will also have to pay Rodgers an astronomical amount in 2023 or they will have to negotiate a new deal with him which could also take some time. If his deal doesn’t change, Rodgers will He earned $59.465 million from Gates in 2023though he only accounted for roughly $15.5 million toward the salary cap (of that $59.465 million, $58.3 million will be treated as option bonus, so the Jets will be able to value it over four years).
If the Jets were to give up two first-round picks and pay $59 million, they might go after Lamar Jackson.
For Rodgers, the downside to the Jets is that the Packers don’t seem to be in any rush to make a deal. If they can’t get the asking price, they will just wait for that thing. according to PFTPackers are more than just content If they have to.
The most likely scenario is that it all ends with Rodgers in New York, but it’s hard to put a timeline on when this will all happen because the Packers and Jets still have some serious negotiating to do.
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