The New York Jets are optimistic they will acquire quarterback Aaron Rodgers in a trade, sources told Dianna Russini of ESPN.
Jets officials, including owner Woody Johnson, met with Rodgers on Tuesday, and Johnson left the meeting excited and satisfied with the potential match, Russini adds.
The Green Bay Packers and New York are currently engaged in talks about potential trade compensation, and the conversations reportedly started before Tuesday’s meeting.
Rodgers signed a three-year, $150-million contract with the Packers last offseason. If the Packers were to trade the former first-team All-Pro, it would result in a $40.3-million dead cap hit for 2023, according to Over The Cap.
The 39-year-old Rodgers threw for 3,695 yards with 26 touchdowns and 12 interceptions. He started all 17 games for the Packers, finishing the season with an 8-9 record.
Green Bay is expected to roll with quarterback Jordan Love if Rodgers is moved. The former first-round pick has played in 10 games since entering the NFL, totaling 632 yards with three touchdowns and three interceptions.
Rodgers has not publicly announced his plans for the 2023 season.
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