Aaron Rodgers has beaten every team in the NFL, except one: the Green Bay Packers.
That’s because he has never played against the Packers. Not yet.
But that could all change in 2024. A lot would need to line up perfectly, but it’s possible Rodgers could lead the New York Jets into Lambeau Field in a little over a year.
Of course, Rodgers would need to play in the 2024 season. He has considered retirement the past couple of offseasons, so this is no guarantee.
Let’s assume Rodgers does play for two years in New York.
How could the Packers and Jets meet at Lambeau Field?
Quite simply: Green Bay and New York must finish in the same position in their respective divisions in the 2023 season.
Green Bay will host an AFC East team in 2024. That opponent will be determined by positioning in their divisions.
While it may be unlikely, it’s possible.
The NFC North is wide open. You could make a case for the Packers finishing in any of the four positions.
Maybe the Detroit Lions keep building and run away with it. Perhaps the Chicago Bears cash in with their cap space and draft picks and bounce back. But maybe Jordan Love shows he’s ready and leads the Packers to the NFC North title.
Even with Rodgers, the Jets could finish anywhere from first to third in the AFC East.
The Buffalo Bills are Super Bowl contenders with Josh Allen. The Miami Dolphins have a great roster, including star wide receivers Tyreek Hill and Jaylen Waddle, and two All-Pro cornerbacks in Xavien Howard and Jalen Ramsey.
The Jets may win the division, but it’s no guarantee.
If the Packers and Jets finish in the same position in their respective divisions in 2023 and Aaron Rodgers plays an additional season, Rodgers will head to Lambeau Field to take on his former team.