Aaron Rodgers finally provided clarity on his situation.
During an appearance on The Pat McAfee Show, the longtime Packers quarterback revealed that he intends to play for the New York Jets next season and the only thing standing in the way is the compensation between the Jets and the Packers.
Rodgers also had a message for some of the reporters who have been breaking news about his situation in recent weeks, particularly ESPN’s Adam Schefter.
Asked about the report from Schefter and ESPN’s Dianna Russini on Monday that Rodgers presented the Jets with a “wish list” of other players for them to sign, Rodgers called it “ridiculous.”
In fact, he revealed that, when contacted by Schefter about whether or not he’d like to comment on the report, he responded “lose my number.”
“I didn’t respond to Dianna Russini, I think her name is,” Rodgers said. “But I would say the same thing that I told Schefty: ‘Lose my number. Nice try.’ I’ll speak for myself. I’m sure there will be people that have their sources. But from what I’ve seen, it’s like, I had a sheet of paper when I met with the Jets and I said ‘sign these people.’ And that’s not the reality.”
Schefter actually confirmed Rodgers’ account by providing a screenshot of the text, on his Twitter account: