The Inexperienced Bay Packers and New York Jets would possibly lastly be making some progress on the lengthy awaited Aaron Rodgers commerce.
NFL Networks Ian Rapoport reported on Sunday that after a “dormant” couple of weeks the 2 not too long ago re-engaged in commerce talks for the longer term Corridor of Fame quarterback.
Rapoport says a deal doesn’t look like imminent however they hope to get one thing concluded inside the subsequent week.
Rodgers and the Packers have been headed for a cut up for a yr now, and he made it clear he solely wished to play for the Jets this season. Since then it has been a matter of agreeing on compensation. Neither facet has been prepared to budge and up to now no compromise has been made within the talks.
The Jets consider they’ve the leverage as a result of Inexperienced Bay desires to be completed with the drama, desires to dump Rodgers’ contract and since if a deal would not get completed, Rodgers might merely retire, leaving the Packers with nothing. Rodgers open want to play for the Jets additionally considerably limits Inexperienced Bay’s choices.
The Packers, nonetheless, a minimum of need some truthful compensation in a commerce and know the Jets’ total offseason is constructed round buying Rodgers to unravel their long-time gap at quarterback.
In some unspecified time in the future the 2 sides should agree on one thing, and we’d lastly be reaching that time.
The Jets have to get this completed as a result of their solely actual inner choice goes again to former No. 2 general choose Zach Wilson. That’s merely not an answer that anyone desires.
Signing Lamar Jackson to a proposal sheet additionally looks like an choice that isn’t on the desk. It’s Rodgers or bust right here for New York.