After nearly two decades with the Green Bay Packers, four-time league MVP Aaron Rodgers he said in March that his intentions for next season were to play with the New York Jets.
After weeks of speculation, rumors of possible trade negotiations, and a dark retreat, that promise came true.
Multiple reports Monday night indicated that the Packers and Jets reached a deal that would send Rodgers to NY in exchange for a slew of picks in the 2023 NFL Draft later this week, including the 13th pick overall.
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The Jets apparently confirmed that news with a video montage posted on Twitter.
Jets cornerback and NFL Defensive Rookie of the Year Sauce Gardner reacted to the news on social media, revealing that he still has the cheese head he wore at Lambeau Field following the Jets’ Week 6 win. about the Packers.
Gardner also changed his profile picture to a picture of Rodgers in his University of California jersey.
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Running back Breece Hall followed suit and used the opportunity to push the front office into making another offseason move.
Several other Jets players joined in on the hype on social media.
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According to ESPN, the Jets will receive the 15th pick in the 2023 NFL Draft and a 2023 fifth-round pick in the Rodgers trade for the 13th pick in the 2023 NFL Draft, a pick of second and sixth round. , and a conditional 2024 second-round pick that will become his first if Rodgers plays 65% of the snaps this season.
Fox News’ Scott Thompson contributed to this report.