Quarterback Aaron Rodgers trades Packers for Jets
Quarterback Aaron Rodgers, considered one of the biggest stars of the American NFL, will no longer play for the Green Bay Packers and will play next season for the New York Jets, the franchise he wanted to go to. «Green Bay and New York are finalizing a trade to send the four-time NFL ‘Most Valuable Player’ to the Jets, NFL Network experts Ian Rapoport and Tom Pelissero reported Monday,» the league’s Web site said.
A very important signing
Thus, the Jets get Rodgers, the Packers’ 2023 first-round pick (No. 15) and a fifth-round pick (170) in exchange for New York’s 2023 first-round (13), 2023 second-round (42) and sixth-round picks (207), as well as a conditional 2024 second-round pick that could become a first-round pick if the quarterback is involved in at least 65 percent of his new team’s plays next season.
Details remain to be finalized
«There are still things that need to be done. It’s not finalized, but we expect it to be done in the next few days,» Packers general manager Brian Gutenkunst said Monday at Green Bay’s pre-draft press conference.
Leaves after 18 seasons with the Packers
Rodgers assured last March that his desire was to play for the Jets in 2023 and thus put an end to 18 seasons with the Packers, where he started as Brett Favre’s understudy and then finished as one of the best in the NFL at his position, despite having only one Super Bowl, the only one he played in, in 2011, to his credit and despite having been elected ‘MVP’ in 2011, 2014, 2020 and 2021.
Jets expect to be in the spotlight
Now, Rodgers joins a Jets team that expects to be a force to be reckoned with next season as the quarterback joins other new arrivals such as Sauce Gardner, Garrett Wilson, Breece Hall and Jermaine Johnson.