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)

New York Jets fans are a weird breed of fans. They are never satisfied, mostly tortured souls who have been opining for a Super Bowl for 54 years and counting. Heck, a majority of its fan base at this point has never even seen the franchise get to a Super Bowl, let alone win one.

It doesn’t quell the fanbases constant agita that it already had been a wild off-season with the Jets shaky stance on quarterback Zach Wilson; it’s continuing search for a new offensive coordinator, and a report by the Athletic’s Zach Rosenblatt last week detailing clubhouse turmoil.

Now NBC’s Peter King speculates that Green Bay Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers could be on the move, and the New York Jets could be a destination.

Adam Schefter reported Saturday that a Green Bay trade of Aaron Rodgers is “a very real scenario” this off-season. Rodgers is 39. If, say, the Jets could satisfy Green Bay’s trade request, cap numbers of $15.79 million in 2023 and $32.54 million in 2024, per overthecap.com, would be reasonable.”

King further speculates that Gang Green would have to give up two (count ’em) two first round picks to land Rodgers, who is also contemplating retirement — again.

Rodgers signed a poison pill three-year $150 million deal last summer, and taking him on would be a massive cap hit.  The Jets are projected to be $2.7 million over the salary cap, and have big decisions to make on key veterans like Quinnen Williams who wants a new deal, in addition to beefing up the offensive line, safety and adding a pass rusher. That is before getting a new quarterback to theoretically compete with Zach Wilson for the starting job.

Should the Jets get Rodgers his cap hit, according to King would be $48.3 million.

But don’t tell that to Jets fans who took to Twitter professing their love for Rodgers.

  • This guy is all in

  • Dov Klieman

  • Rex Ryan Chimes In

    The same coach who couldn’t convince Brett Favre to return to the Jets in 2009 wants the Jets to get Favre’s Green Bay successor.

  • Just Do it, eh??

  • The Buffalo Jets Fan

  • A Quarterback Away

    A 39-going-on-40-year old quarterback away? Really?

  • Joe Namath is All In

    None other than Broadway Joe is willing to give up his retired number 12 and give it to Aaron Rodgers.

  • Ummm What?

  • Gut Feeling ...

  • Either Lamar Jackson or Aaron Rodgers

  • Zack Rosenblatt - The Athletic

    That pretty much sums it up.

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