It seems like some new details have emerged on a potential big-time trade.
NFL Insider Adam Schefter joined an ESPN special on Wednesday, February 16 dedicated to Todd McShay’s mock draft 2.0. Schefter’s role on the show was to provide insider nuggets about specific teams’ selections or thought processes.
When it came time to talk about the Jets, Schefter had plenty to say on the subject:
“Well, the real question will be whether or not they [the Jets] stay at 13 because if they find a way to trade for Aaron Rodgers my sense is it would involve that No. 13 pick overall pick. That [draft selection] would head to Green Bay if Rodgers wants to play this upcoming season which is no certainty and if he wants to play in New York which we still don’t know.”
New Details Make a Jets-Packers Trade Even More Pricey
There have been conversations this offseason with insiders proposing potential deals between the Packers and Jets built around conditional picks.
While that still could be possible it now seems clear that it will come in addition to the Jets’ first-round pick in the 2023 NFL draft.
In other words, if the Jets want Rodgers they may have to pay the iron price.
On the surface, it seems easy to convince yourself why you’d want to pull the trigger. Rodgers is incredibly talented, his resume is filled with impressive accolades, and he’d be the most significant possible upgrade at the quarterback position for the Jets this offseason.
The main problem with that price is how long will Rodgers play. Over the last few years, he has been doing this song and dance every offseason of flirting with retirement.
Would the Jets be willing to give up a top pick for just one year of Rodgers? Would Aaron even be willing to commit to more than one year? These are some difficult questions that none of us know the answer to.
Social Media Reacts to Rumored Trade Price for Jets-Packers Deal
A lot of Jets fans want Rodgers, but it doesn’t seem like a lot of fans on social media are cool with giving up the No. 13 overall pick.
Adam Schefter said the most logical destinations for Rodgers this offseason are the Jets or the Raiders. A fan argued that if the Raiders are unwilling to give up their first (an unknown bit of information) then the Jets shouldn’t be either.
He brought up the Tyreek Hill package that featured a trade offer that didn’t include a first but was still accepted by the Kansas City Chiefs.
A fan simply said, “I don’t like giving up pick 13 for Rodgers.”
Some argued that “it’s not going to take” the No. 13 pick to get him. There is only one way to find out if that’s true and that features letting this thing play out.
A fan said it would be a “huge mistake” to include this year’s first-round pick. The argument from a lot of fans is that pick could help the Jets fill a huge need like on the offensive line.