Before long, Aaron Rodgers will be a New York Jets player. That seems almost certain, but what will the Green Bay Packers receive in the trade?
The Jets are trading for a player who they believe can make them Super Bowl contenders. A four-time MVP and future Hall-of-Famer.
So the Packers want fair value.
But the Jets will argue that Rodgers is entering his age-40 season and has come close to retiring in recent years.
At some point, the two sides have to make an agreement.
Here are three trade proposals that could make sense.
Packers land two picks, former first-round pick
New York may not want to send a future first-round pick, but how about a former first-rounder?
The Jets selected edge rusher Jermaine Johnson a year ago, but they already have strong pass-rush depth. Green Bay needs to add an edge rusher this offseason, and Johnson would be a great addition to Joe Barry’s defense.
Along with Johnson, Green Bay gets a third-round pick this year and a second-rounder next year.
That way, the Jets don’t have to give up picks in the opening two rounds this year, which is important as they go all-in for a Super Bowl.
Packers trade for talented receiver with a conditional pick
In this trade scenario, Green Bay gets Jordan Love some help on offense.
The Jets’ number one wide receiver is Garrett Wilson and they signed Allen Lazard last week. It wouldn’t be surprising if Randall Cobb also followed Aaron Rodgers to New York.
That could lead to fewer opportunities for talented third-year receiver Elijah Moore. He could play a significant role in Green Bay’s offense alongside Christian Watson and Romeo Doubs.
The Packers get a second-round pick this year and also a conditional 2024 pick. The round could be determined by various factors, such as Aaron Rodgers’ performance in the 2023 season, how far the Jets advance, or if Rodgers commits to playing in 2024.
Packers get a first-rounder for Aaron Rodgers
Nice and simple. No conditional picks, no players. The Packers get the 13th overall selection in this year’s draft and the Jets get their quarterback. Who says no?
New York still has plenty of draft picks to strengthen the roster on Days 2 and 3, but it effectively uses the 13th selection to land a star quarterback. That’s a fair trade.
The Packers get two picks inside the top 15, perfect for rebuilding around Jordan Love.