It’s not a question of if, but when the Green Bay Packers trade Aaron Rodgers to the New York Jets.
Speaking on the “Pat McAfee Show” on Wednesday, Rodgers confirmed that it is his intention to play for the Jets next season.
“Since Friday, my intention was to play, and to play for the New York Jets,” Rodgers said.
While this news has been coming for a while, it still feels strange to actually write those words.
Much like Brett Favre 15 years ago, the Packers will trade their Hall-of-Fame quarterback to the Jets.
Rodgers isn’t just an all-time great Packer, but one of the best quarterbacks in NFL history. He will be missed in Green Bay.
During his time with the Packers, Rodgers won a Super Bowl, Super Bowl MVP, four NFL MVPs, went to 10 Pro Bowls, and was an All-Pro on five occasions.
An argument can be made that Rodgers is the most gifted passer to ever play in the NFL. He produced magic week in, week out for the Packers, a truly legendary career.
While a breakup between Rodgers and the Packers could be seen coming the moment Green Bay drafted Jordan Love, it should take nothing away from his incredible career wearing the green and gold.
Rodgers gave his all for this team, and he will forever be remembered as an all-time great.
We should never see another player wear the No. 12 jersey in Green Bay.
The Jordan Love era begins. After spending the past three years learning from Rodgers, the time is now for Love to get his opportunity.
And, who knows, maybe he will become the third straight Hall-of-Fame quarterback in Green Bay.
It’s a day we hoped would never come. After a legendary career in Green Bay, Aaron Rodgers is no longer the Packers’ starting quarterback.
He now gets an opportunity to win a Super Bowl with the New York Jets.