Aaron Rodgers Reveals What Jersey Number He Will Be Wearing With The New York Jets

The Aaron Rodgers trade from the Green Bay Packers to the New York Jets was finally completed on Monday after over a month of negotations.

Rodgers is set to play with a different team for the first time since getting drafted in 2008 and according to ESPN NFL Insider Adam Schefter, it won’t be just a different color jersey that Rodgers will be wearing — he will also have a different number.

Rodgers wore the No. 12 with the Packers but Schefter has reported that he will go back to the No. 8 jersey he wore for the California Golden Bears. The 39-year-old has gotten the green light from Joe Namath, yet he will be wearing an old but familiar digit now that his career is set for a turn.

Jets cornerback Sauce Gardner also posted a photo of Rodgers in a California No. 8 jersey, making it his profile pic too.


Talks are said to have gone cold between the teams due to frustrations from both sides after extensive negotiations. They returned to the table on Monday to iron out what’s admittedly a pretty reasonable deal.