The potential trade of Aaron Rodgers to the New York Jets has been a hot topic around the NFL and while many of us assumed the trade would be a given after the former NFL MVP expressed his desire to join Gang Green, the deal isn’t done and according to ESPN’s Adam Schefter, the Jets are currently not willing to meet the Packers asking price.
Schefter adds that both teams “haven’t spoken much” in the last week:
Additionally, Schefter added that the Jets’ trade of Elijah Moore to Cleveland to acquire more draft capital has little to do with their potential pursuit of Rodgers. Rather, the Jets signed former Kansas City Chiefs receiver Mecole Hardman in free agency and wanted to add draft pick value to their team.
As the NFL offseason progresses, it remains to be seen whether the Jets will be willing to meet Green Bay’s asking price for Rodgers. However, with the quarterback expressing interest in playing in New York, it is clear that there is some potential for a deal to be made.