On Tuesday, General Manager Joe Douglas stated the New York Jets are delighted to welcome four-time NFL MVP Aaron Rodgers after a trade with the Green Bay Packers for draft picks.
According to ESPN, Green Bay will deal its 2023 first-round draft pick (15th overall) and their fifth-round pick for the Jets’ 13th-round pick, second-round, and sixth-round picks for 39-year-old Rodgers.
“Obviously, we’re comfortable with how this deal shaped,” Douglas said.
I don’t think anyone leaves a deal feeling like they won everything.
We were able to add Aaron, which was our goal from the start. We signed yesterday and are eager to welcome him here.”
In March, Rodgers indicated he would prefer to play for the Jets, who have not made the playoffs in 12 years, the longest active drought in the NFL.
Rodgers will also reunite with offensive coordinator Nathaniel Hackett, with whom he earned two MVP awards in 2020 and 2021.
“You felt honored when Aaron declared he wanted to be a New York Jet a few weeks ago. “You felt good,” Douglas replied.
“He’s close to back-to-back MVPs. We think he can get acquainted soon with Nathaniel (Hackett) and other players.”
After a six-game skid, the Jets ended 7-10. Rodgers should help a youthful squad with Offensive and Defensive Rookies of the Year Garrett Wilson and Sauce Gardner.