As the Green Bay Packers and New York Jets continue to work on a trade for Aaron Rodgers, the Jets have made a deal with another team.
According to ESPN’s Adam Schefter, the Jets are sending wide receiver Elijah Moore and their third-round pick to the Cleveland Browns for their second-round choice.
This rules out the Packers trading for Moore, but it does create an interesting scenario.
The Jets now own back-to-back selections in the second rounds, picks No. 42 and 43. Could the Packers ask for both in return for Aaron Rodgers?
New York owning consecutive second-rounders allows for more creativity in the Rodgers trade. Maybe Green Bay gets a second-rounder, a swap of first-round picks, and a 2024 conditional selection. Something like that could work.
The Jets may not be willing to give up the 13th overall pick in a deal, and the Packers may not want to settle for just a second-rounder. But would two seconds get the job done?
According to DraftTek’s trade value chart, the 13th pick is worth 1,150 points. The 42nd and 43rd picks combine for 950 points.
The downside for New York is that it no longer owns a third-round pick. By giving up both of its second-round choices, the Jets would pick at No. 13, then not again until the fourth round.
But the additional draft picks allow for more flexibility in the deal. The Jets can give up a second-rounder and still get another pick in the same round.
We’ll see if the Packers receive either of the Jets’ second-round picks in return for Rodgers.