Another former Packers player joins Aaron Rodgers' Jets

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At this point, it may be easier to list the Green Bay Packers players who haven't followed Aaron Rodgers to the New York Jets this offseason.

It started with the Jets hiring former Packers offensive coordinator Nathaniel Hackett.

Since then, they have signed wide receivers Allen Lazard and Randall Cobb, offensive lineman Billy Turner, and quarterback Tim Boyle.

We can now add another name to the list.

According to ESPN's Jeremy Fowler, the Jets are signing former Packers safety Adrian Amos to a one-year deal worth up to $4 million.

Rodgers has another Packers teammate joining him in New York, and signing Amos is a smart move by the Jets.

Packers should've offered Adrian Amos the same deal as the Jets

The big question is, why didn't the Packers match that deal? When Green Bay opted not to re-sign Adrian Amos, it seemed like a financial decision. With limited salary cap space, not offering Amos a long-term contract made sense.

But a one-year deal that's worth up to $4 million? The Packers absolutely should've made that offer.

The Jets have helped their Super Bowl ambitions with this move. Adrian Amos spent four seasons in Green Bay and never missed a game. He provides solid, consistent play in the defensive backfield. Amos defended 30 passes and made seven interceptions during his time with the Packers.

This news confirms what we already knew was likely: Amos won't be returning to Green Bay.

It's unsurprising, as the Packers signed Jonathan Owens and Tarvarius Moore and drafted Anthony Johnson Jr. They also re-signed Rudy Ford and Dallin Leavitt. But Amos would've started ahead of them all.

Aaron Rodgers will be joined by another former Packers teammate in New York. Not re-signing Amos is a head-scratching decision by the Packers. The Jets got a bargain.

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