Aaron Rodgers may be reaching a final decision on whether to play in 2023 amid rumors that a deal between the Green Bay Packers and New York Jets is imminent.
Rodgers was at a soccer charity event in California when he ran into Brandon Marshall, the host of the «I AM ATHLETE» podcast, and gave an insight into when he will make his decision.
«Stay tuned,» the four-time NFL MVP told Marshall.
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Asked how long everyone in the NFL will have to wait, Rodgers replied: «Well, I guess it won’t be long. There’s a time limit on all of this.»
«It’s always interesting to meet important figures in the sport. That’s all I give you. Stay tuned.»
Rumors that the Packers will trade Rodgers to the Jets have intensified over the course of the week.
SNY noted Saturday that a deal between the two parties was «essentially done» and comes down to whether Rodgers wants to be in New York. The NFL Network’s later added framework is yet to be determined.
Jets owner Woody Johnson, general manager Joe Douglas, head coach Robert Saleh and offensive coordinator Nathaniel Hackett, who once held the same role with Green Bay, met with Rodgers in person earlier this week. in California, and Johnson reportedly left the meeting feeling very positive. .
While that meeting was going on, Jets players were trying to recruit the four-time MVP from their own homes.
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«Yeah @AaronRodgers12 I promise if you become a Jet I won’t catch you in practice and burn your cheese head,» All-Pro rookie cornerback Sauce Gardner tweeted earlier this week (and yes, he burned his head). cheese head). ).
The Jets went 7-10 last season and stayed alive in the playoff race through week 17. They have one of the best rosters in all of football, especially in young offensive talent with Offensive Rookie of the Year Garrett Wilson and running back Breece Hall. who likely would have won the award had it not been for a midseason ACL tear.
However, they had arguably the worst quarterback situation with Zach Wilson’s struggles.
Packers CEO Mark Murphy hinted Friday that the Packers are ready to part with Rodgers.
When asked if there is a potential scenario in which Rodgers would stay in Green Bay in 2023, he said only «if things don’t go our way.» Many have taken that as code that they are ready to hand over the keys to Jordan Love, whom they selected in the first round of the 2020 NFL Draft as Rodgers’ heir to the throne, only to see Rodgers win back-to-back MVPs.
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Rodgers is entering the second year of a three-year contract worth more than $150 million. If he decides to fold, he won’t see the rest of that money.
Fox News’ Ryan Morik contributed to this report.