New York Jets

GREEN BAY, WI - OCTOBER 16: Green Bay Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers (12) talks with New York Jets defensive line coach Aaron Whitecotton during a game between the Green Bay Packers and the New York Jets at Lambeau Field on October 16, 2022 in Green Bay, WI. (Photo by Larry Radloff/Icon Sportswire via Getty Images)

Well  it’s official, sort-of. Aaron Rodgers announced on the Pat McAfee Show Wednesday afternoon that he intends to play for the New York Jets, and cites blame at his old team, the Green Bay Packers for holding up the works.

“I haven’t been holding anything up at this point. it’s been compensation that the Packers are trying to get for me,” Rodgers told McAfee and the rest of the world for that matter.

Rodgers expressed his appreciation for the Packers and the greater Green Bay community, acknowledging that it is time to move on and that he would like to play for Gang Green this season.

The announcement by Rodgers ends weeks of speculation that it was Rodgers’ “indecision” that was holding things up on whether he wanted to play or retire.  Rodgers cleared it up stating that his passion to play is still very strong, and reiterated the recent history of Green Bay trying to replace him with Jordan Love.

Of course once the announcement was made, Jets fans and Jets players were losing their collective minds on social media.

It became obvious on Tuesday that Rodgers had intentions to come to New York when the Jets signed wide receiver Allen Lazard to a four-year deal. Lazard played with Rodgers in Green Bay, and was included on a wish list of players Rodgers wanted on the Jets this upcoming season.

Once the deal is agreed to between Green Bay and Gang Green, the pressure will be on the Jets with Rodgers leading them to not just win games, but get to the playoffs and possibly end the franchise’s long, suffering 54-year streak without a Super Bowl appearance. Let the fun begin — if it hasn’t already!