Jets Finally Complete Deal for Packers’ Aaron Rodgers
QB Aaron Rodgers
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The long awaited trade between the NY Jets and the Green Bay Packers for star QB Aaron Rodgers was finally completed. The blockbuster trade has been discussed for the past few months with only final compensation delaying the completion. The Jets receive the 4-time league MVP Aaron Rodgers along with the Packers first round 2023 pick (#15) and a 5th round this year (#170) in exchange for New York’s 2023 1st-rounder (#13), 2023 second-round (#42) and sixth-round (#207) picks, as well as a conditional 2024 second-round selection that could become a first-round pick if Rodgers plays in at least 65% of the Jets’ snaps this year.
The Jets have spent the offseason working on this trade, plus bringing in new offensive players on the roster to facilitate transforming their 25th ranked offense into a playoff contender. They signed wideouts Allen Lazard and Mecole Hardman to boost a receiving corps that features rookie sensation former #1 pick, Garrett Wilson and vet Cory Davis. The Jets also look to running back Breece Hall returning from an ACL injury. He was having an outstanding rookie performance when injured at midseason. Jets will probably focus on their offensive line with their early selections #15 and #43 in the NFL Draft 2023 which begins Thursday night at 8 pm