Aaron Rodgers trade rumors: Packers, Jets need an answer now

Green Bay Packers, Aaron Rodgers (Photo by Patrick McDermott/Getty Images)
Green Bay Packers, Aaron Rodgers (Photo by Patrick McDermott/Getty Images) /

Free agency effectively begins in two days. The Green Bay Packers and New York Jets need to know Aaron Rodgers’ decision before then.

According to NFL Network’s Tom Pelissero, the Packers and Jets have yet to agree on a trade and continue to wait for Rodgers to make his decision.

Pelissero added that, should Rodgers request a trade to New York, the two teams “will work to hammer out a deal.”

OK, that sounds great, but perhaps Rodgers needs a reminder that only two days remain before teams can negotiate with free agents.

Time is running out.

If the Jets trade for Rodgers, they will surely want to know before Monday. That allows them to enter free agency knowing where they stand at quarterback. Presumably, that means signing free agents to make a Super Bowl run with Rodgers.

But if Rodgers isn’t on his way to New York, the Jets will need another plan.

It’s hard to sign free agents without knowing your salary cap situation.

And it’s a similar story for the Packers. They need an answer. If Rodgers wants a trade, they need to know to make it happen. If retirement is the decision, again, they need to know soon.

Packers president Mark Murphy told Adriana Torres of Action 2 Sports on Friday they will “ideally” have the situation “resolved” before free agency.

Well, for that to happen, Rodgers needs to make a decision very soon.

With time running out before the start of free agency, both Green Bay and New York need to know what the four-time MVP plans to do next.