Mark Hoffman - USA Today Sports
Mark Hoffman - USA Today Sports

Aaron Rodgers traded to New York Jets for multiple picks

by - Senior Editor -

It finally happened.

Future Hall of Fame quarterback Aaron Rodgers has been traded to the New York Jets after spending 18 years with the Green Bay Packers.

The news, reported by multiple reports has sent shockwaves through the football world.

“It’ll be a day or two before the Aaron Rodgers trade is submitted to the league office — he’ll sign a revised contract with the Packers to facilitate the trade and help Green Bay’s cap,” NFL Network’s Tom Pelisero tweeted. “But everything has been agreed to and will be official before the draft. He’ll be a Jet.”

Rumors of a potential trade involving Rodgers had been circulating for months, with the quarterback expressing a desire to play for the Jets. Many believed it was just talk, but the move has now become a reality.

The trade itself is a significant one, with the Jets giving up a considerable amount to acquire the services of one of the NFL's best quarterbacks.

According to ESPN's Adam Schefter, New York sent this year's pick No. 13, a 2023 second-round pick (No. 42), a sixth-round pick (No. 207), and a conditional 2024 second-round pick to Green Bay in exchange for Rodgers, the No. 15 pick, and a 2023 fifth-round pick (No. 170).

The deal also includes a provision that would see the 2023 second-round pick become a first-round pick if Rodgers plays 65% of the snaps this season.

The trade has immediate ramifications for both teams.

For the Jets, they acquire a proven superstar quarterback who can elevate their offense to new heights. With Rodgers under center, the Jets become instant playoff contender as he bringss a level of experience, leadership, and skill that the Jets have not had at the quarterback position in years.

For the Packers, the trade signals the end of an era who will now turn to Jordan Love as their starting quarterback.

For Bears fans, finally, Rodgers will no longer be a major thorn in their side (24-5 record against the Bears) for the rival Packers.

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