Deal details are being worked out as the sides await Rodgers’ decision

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The Jets are interested in trading for Green Bay Packers QB Aaron Rodgers. Here’s the latest buzz…

March 11, 9:55 am

The Jets and Green Bay Packers have “worked out what needs to be worked out” and everything that needs to be done to make a trade for the quarterback Aaron Rodgers work is “essentially done” per Connor Hughes of SNY.

“So if Rodgers wants to be a jet, he will be a jet,” Hughes tweeted Saturday morning.

The day after the President of the Packers, Markus Murphysaid the team would find a solution that works for both the team and the veteran quarterback, noting that the team would honor a trade request. It seems both sides are waiting for Rodgers to make a decision.

March 10, 4:42 p.m

Packer’s President Markus Murphy spoke publicly about the Aaron Rodgers situation on a Girls State Basketball Tournament telecast and confirmed that the team will fulfill the quarterback’s trade request if he so chooses.

Murphy also confirmed that the Packers gave the Jets permission to speak with Rodgers. He also said they expect a resolution by the start of free agency, which begins Wednesday, March 15 at 4:00 p.m. ET.

“We’re really confident that we can find a solution that works for Aaron and us,” Murphy said called. “It’s about finding what he wants and what we want. And hopefully it can be a win-win situation.”

Murphy was also asked if there is a scenario where Rodgers returns to play for the Packers.

“Yes, I mean, unless things don’t go the way we want them to, yes we would,” Murphy said. “He’s obviously a great player.”

Teams can speak to free agents two days before free agency officially begins during the legal tamper period on Monday, March 13.

March 9, 9:56 am

The Jets are “working optimistically internally” that they will take on Rodgers, reports ESPN’s Dianna Russini.

According to ESPN, the Jets and Packers are still locked in talks over possible compensation and Rodgers’ contract.

SNY’s Connor Hughes has reported that the Packers will do what Rodgers wants, whether it’s staying in Green Bay, retiring or trading him up.

The Jets ended their visit to California with Rodgers Tuesday night, according to Hughes.

The contingent that met with Rodgers consisted of the owner Woody Johnsongeneral manager Joe Douglashead coach Robert Salehoffensive coordinator Nathaniel Hackettand team president Hymie Elhai.

March 8, 9:26 am

The Jets received permission from the Packers earlier Tuesday to discuss a potential trade,’s Ian Rapoport reports.

The two sides also spoke Monday, according to SNY’s Connor Hughes.

According to Hughes, the Packers have not wavered in their stance on Rodgers and “will do whatever he wants,” whether it’s a return to Green Bay, a trade or retirement.

The Jets will then focus on Rodgers – who has always been their number one QB target Derek Carr agreed to sign a contract with the New Orleans Saints.

March 6, 9:42 a.m

The Jets remain involved on the Rodgers front, reports ESPN’s Jeremy Fowler.

However, Rodgers’ contract – he is owed $59 million in the 2023-24 season – is seen as a roadblock as Gang Green may want the Packers to eat some of the money in a trade.

As ESPN’s Rich Cimini notes, Rodgers said in January he was ready to adjust his contract.

In addition to Rodgers, the Jets are also there Derek Carr Sweepstakes and recently held several meetings with the free agent.

It was reported by ESPN Sunday night that Carr has a “slight bias” towards the Jets over the Carolina Panthers and New Orleans Saints.

March 1, 10:05 am

Rodgers appeared as a guest on the Aubrey Marcus Podcast released on Wednesday and said he would “make a decision soon enough” about his future.

Rodgers spoke at length about his thought process on the decision, even saying he doesn’t want it to be like the former Green Bay Packers quarterback Brett Favre‘s retirement and non-retirement process.

“It’s best for anyone interested in making a decision sooner rather than later,” Rodgers said. “I remember before Favre retired there were times in April and May where we weren’t sure if he would come back because he didn’t get to any of the offseason programs. Then in 2008 he actually retired in March and then in June after OTAs said “No, no, no”, “I actually want to come back and play.” Then he was traded to the Jets.

“Of course, there has been a lot of tension this summer. For everyone involved, directly and indirectly, it is best to decide earlier. I feel very good about the conversations that are being held, that have been held with important people in my life. “

Rodgers added, “The decision has a finality. I don’t take them lightly. I don’t want to lug anyone around… I’ll make a decision soon enough and we’ll go that route. I’ll be very happy about that.”

The 39-year-old recently embarked on a “darkness retreat” to decide whether to retire or continue playing football, he said at a recent appearance The Pat McAfee Show.

If the four-time MVP decides to keep playing, he’s likely to be the Jets’ top quarterback target this offseason, according to SNY’s Connor Hughes.

Jet’s GM Joe Douglas said at the NFL Combine that the team wants to make a decision about its prospective QB “sooner rather than later.” Douglas needs to figure out if “the chance of potentially getting Rodgers is better than signing [Derek] Carr right now,” notes Hughes.

February 23 at 9:10 am

Aaron Rodgers emerged from his “dark retreat,” the owner of the Oregon facility told ESPN.

Rodgers hasn’t decided yet whether he wants to continue playing, which is one of the reasons he went into retreat, he said at a recent appearance The Pat McAfee Show.

“So I think it’s going to be important to get through this week and do my isolation retreat and think about everything about what my future is,” Rodgers said.

According to SNY’s Connor Hughes, Rodgers is likely to be the Jets’ top quarterback target this offseason.

Feb 12, 3:22 p.m

In an unsurprising move, the Jets have inquired about Rodgers’ availability with the Packers. according to ESPN’s Jeremy Fowler.

Rodgers recently said he was going on a “dark retreat” where he would spend four nights alone to reflect on his future in football.

Feb 7 at 4:24 p.m

The Las Vegas Raiders have been linked to Rodgers.

Hughes added that “according to multiple sources, the belief is that the Packers plan to do whatever Rodgers asks them to do. They will welcome him back if he wants to come back as soon as they trade him if he prefers something new landscape. There are some in the Green Bay building operating and expecting Rodgers to be their quarterback next year.

February 2, 4:25 p.m

Before teeing off at a celebrity golf tournament on Thursday, Rodgers was asked if he had any news to share. And Rodgers had some.

“I’m not going to San Fran,” Rodgers said of the possibility of him ending up with the 49ers.

The Niners await Jimmy Garoppolo leaving via free agency will have though Trey Lance And Brock Purdy. Purdy tore his UCL during the NFC title game but is expected to be ready in time for the regular season.

Even if the 49ers were in distress, it’s hard to imagine the Green Bay Packers trading Rodgers there.

Feb 1, 9:57 am

Rodgers addressed the rumors swirling around him in a recent appearance The Pat McAfee ShowHe said he hasn’t decided yet if he will play again next season.

“It sounds like there are already conversations going on that don’t concern me that are interesting,” Rodgers said of his possible future at Green Bay.

“I’m not a part of those conversations right now,” Rodgers added. “If I make a decision one way or the other, eventually you and the Packers and everyone else will know.”

Rodgers also praised the new Jets OC Nathaniel Hackettwho was Rodgers OC with the Packers from 2019 to 2021.

“I love hacks. Hack is my type. I love him and Megan and the kids,” Rodgers said. “You are really special to me. We really bonded when he was in Green Bay. He was fun. He made the room fun. He’s been fun these weeks.”

Jan 29, 10:47 am

Green Bay “prefer to move on” from Rodgers, who “is aware of the Packers’ take on the situation,” reports ESPN’s Adam Schefter.

Schefter cites financial implications, the overall health of the franchise, and the feelings between the team and Rodgers as reasons they want to continue.

Jan 26 at 5:53 p.m

SNY’s Connor Hughes reported that the Jets, who are hiring Nathaniel Hackett as their new OC, are giving the team “a direct connection” to Rodgers.

Hackett was Rodgers OC with the Packers from 2019 to 2021, including years Rodgers won back-to-back MVP awards.

Hughes wrote:

They believe Hackett, 43, turned down millions while sunning himself on the beach to deal with the pressures of being an offensive coordinator for a team under a playoff mandate, with quarterbacking the only assurance is a veteran to be named -later?

No way.

And he’s not signing with Ryan Tannehill or Jimmy Garoppolo either. The only way Hackett can do further damage to his reputation if he knows a man to win with is along the way. Sure, that player could be Derek Carr from the Raiders. But Carr is a consolation prize. Deal details are being worked out as the sides await Rodgers’ decision

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