Aaron Rodgers To Severe Ties With Green Bay Packers to Join New York Jets

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Aaron Rodgers

Aaron Rodgers is a name which is very popular among the NFL lovers. However, for the unversed, let me inform you that Rodgers plays as the quarterback for the Green Bay Packers. He joined the Packers through the 2005 NFL draft. Since then, he has been one of the prime players for the team, leading the team from the front with his stunning performances. In fact, he has been NFL Most Valuable Player four times, along with one Super Bowl MVP crown. 

However, for the past few months, news regarding his departure from the Packers was up in the air. There were talks going on about a possible trade for this star quarterback. Now, as things stand, it seems that the talks have finally concluded on a positive note. There is still no official deal done about the trade. However, it seems only a matter of time for Rodgers to join the New York Jets, bidding goodbye to the Packers. Therefore, if you wish to know more about this news, then this article is the perfect stop for you. 

About The Deal

Brian Gutekunst, the General Manager of the Packers stated that they had been trying hard to make the deal for almost a week. However, till now the deal is not complete. There are a few more formalities that remain to be done. Therefore, he added that they expect that the deal will be final in the next few days. 

About The Deal

What Does The Deal Signify For The Packers?

The NFL 2023 Draft will be live shortly. Therefore, the Rodgers deal means that the Packers will take part in the draft. The available draft picks for them are as follows:

  • 1st Round: 1 Pick
  • 2nd Round: 2 Picks
  • 3rd Round: 1 Pick
  • 4th Round: 1 Pick
  • 5th Round: 1 Pick
  • 6th Round: 1 Pick
  • 7th Round: 4 Picks

What Does The Deal Signify For The Packers?

What Aaron Said

Aaron has voiced his wish to get more involved in the direction of the team for a long time. He also did not hold back his frustration playing for the Packers and made his intentions clear about leaving the club. Last month, he appeared on an episode of The Pat McAfee Show. There, he clearly stated that he wishes to play for the New York Jets. Therefore, he claimed that he does not want to hold anything back. 

Commenting on the club’s role, he claimed that the Packers have expressed their desire to let me go, in various ways. Therefore, according to him, the club also wants him to move on. As reports suggest, the star quarterback will not have his iconic number 18 jersey at the Jets. Joe Namath wore that number for the Jets and as he retired from the team, the club retired his jersey number.

However, Joe has expressed his intention to unretire his jersey number for Aaron. But as things stand now, Aaron is expected to don the number 8 jersey for the Jets. In fact, this is the jersey number which he wore during his college days at the University of California. Therefore, now let us see when the deal gets finalised and what jersey Aaron gets to don for the Jets.

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