Packers: Aaron Rodgers reportedly has spoken to Jets about trade

Green Bay Packers, Aaron Rodgers (Photo by John Fisher/Getty Images)
Green Bay Packers, Aaron Rodgers (Photo by John Fisher/Getty Images) /

A trade between the Green Bay Packers and New York Jets for Aaron Rodgers could be on the way.

It has been a long offseason, with Packers fans awaiting Rodgers’ decision on his future and whether he will continue to play in Green Bay next season.

A week away from free agency, it’s time for a decision.

And it would seem a trade to the Jets is now a real possibility.

According to Trey Wingo of Pro Football Network, Rodgers and the Jets have had conversations about a potential trade.

ESPN’s Rich Cimini noted on Twitter that if Rodgers has spoken with the Jets, it would mean he has been given permission by the Packers. He added that usually when a team gives permission, it means trade compensation has been agreed.

That doesn’t necessarily mean that’s true in this case, but it’s interesting to hear that.

Rodgers may just be exploring his options and wants an opportunity to talk with the Jets about how things could look if he played there.

As is always the case, nothing is guaranteed when it comes to trades or free agency. Having a conversation doesn’t guarantee a trade is imminent, but it does show it’s a real possibility.

A trade may be the best scenario for both Rodgers and the Packers.

If Rodgers wants to keep playing, he could move to a team in a better position to make a Super Bowl run. With all the talent the Jets have, they would be a great landing spot.

For the Packers, they get to move forward with Jordan Love and receive some draft picks in return.

Until it’s confirmed, nothing is guaranteed. But now more than ever, the Green Bay Packers trading Aaron Rodgers to the New York Jets appears to be a very real possibility.