Green Bay Packers Wiretap

Jets, Packers Not Close On Trade Of Aaron Rodgers

Mar 16, 2023 2:10 PM

The New York Jets and Green Bay Packers are not close to completing a trade of Aaron Rodgers.

The Packers are not in a rush to trade Rodgers and will wait until they get significant compensation for him. Green Bay believes they should receive a premium from the Jets for Rodgers.

Russell Wilson and Matthew Stafford recently were traded for multiple first round picks.

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Tags: Green Bay Packers, New York Jets, Misc Rumor, Trade Rumor

Aaron Rodgers Announces He Intends To Play For Jets In 2023

Mar 15, 2023 5:31 PM

Aaron Rodgers announced on Wednesday he intends to play for the New York Jets  in 2023.

Rodgers said he made the decision on Friday and is not holding up a trade, which still isn't finalized. The Jets are engaged with the Green Bay Packers on a trade, which will also include a restructured contract for Rodgers.

"I made it clear my intention was to play and to play for the New York Jets, and I haven't been holding anything up. It's the compensation that the Packers are trying to get. ... The Packers want to move on and have let me know that in so many words," he said.

Rodgers said he will always love the Packers organization but that it's clear it's time for a change.

"I f---ing love that city. I love that organization and always going to have love for that organization. The facts are right now they want to move on, and now so do I," he said.

He said his decision to leave Green Bay was "bittersweet."

"I got to be the starting quarterback of the Packers for 15 years. ... So, I love you, Green Bay. Thank you. I'm as sad as some of you are, but we'll meet again."

Only a year ago, Rodgers seemed destined to finish his career in Green Bay. After contemplating retirement following the 2021 season, he signed a three-year, $150 million contract extension in March 2022.

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Tags: Green Bay Packers, New York Jets, Misc Rumor, Trade Rumor

Packers May Be Content To Wait Until Draft To Trade Aaron Rodgers

Mar 15, 2023 9:04 AM

The Green Bay Packers are willing to wait until the NFL Draft to trade Aaron Rodgers, per a league source.

Green Bay is willing to hold strong in trade talks in order to get what they want in return for the quarterback.

Rodgers has long been linked to the New York Jets. ESPN's Trey Wingo said earlier this week that the trade was a "done deal."

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Tags: Green Bay Packers, New York Jets, Misc Rumor, Trade Rumor

Jets Will Sign Allen Lazard To Four-Year, $44M Deal

Mar 14, 2023 4:19 PM

The New York Jets are signing Allen Lazard to a four-year contract worth up to $44 million, according to source.

Lazard will receive $22 million in guaranteed money.

The wide receiver is a favorite of Aaron Rodgers, who has been linked to the Jets for weeks.

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Tags: New York Jets, Green Bay Packers, Free Agent Rumor, Misc Rumor, Terms Agreement

Aaron Rodgers Gives Jets Wish List That Includes Odell Beckham

Mar 14, 2023 3:54 PM

Aaron Rodgers has given the New York Jets a wish list of free agents he'd like them to pursue and acquire should he land with the team, according to sources.

Among those on Rodgers' wish list are Odell Beckham, Jr., Allen Lazard, Randall Cobb and Marcedes Lewis.

The Jets have expressed interest in the three Green Bay Packers free agents, according to a report, but it isn't known if they've reached out to Beckham.

The Jets-Packers trade still isn't finalized, but the two teams remain in contact.

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Tags: New York Jets, Green Bay Packers, Free Agent Rumor, Misc Rumor

Signs Pointing To Aaron Rodgers Going To Jets

Mar 13, 2023 5:01 PM

Aaron Rodgers is still a member of the Green Bay Packers, but the quarterback is reportedly moving towards accepting a trade that would send him to the New York Jets.

Trey Wingo has tweeted that the deal is "done," but other reports have stated that a trade hasn't yet reached that stage.

A number of Jets players have been dropping hints about major news on Twitter with cryptic tweets.

Trey Wingo

Tags: Green Bay Packers, New York Jets, Misc Rumor, Trade Rumor

Jets Optimistic They'll Trade For Aaron Rodgers

Mar 9, 2023 8:05 AM

The New York Jets are optimistic they will acquire Aaron Rodgers from the Green Bay Packers, sources tell Dianna Russini of ESPN.

Rodgers met with Woody Johnson and others from the Jets in California. 

The Jets and Packers are engaged in conversations about trade compensation and contract. Those conversations began before the meeting between Rodgers and the Jets.

Rodgers has not made any announcements about what he intends to do this coming season. 

Rodgers is under contract through 2024 for $108.8 million. Technically, the contract, signed last March, runs through 2026, but 2025 and 2026 are considered "dummy" years for cap purposes. His deal includes a fully guaranteed $59.5 million this season, with $58.3 million coming in the form of an option bonus, payable before the start of the regular season.

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Tags: Green Bay Packers, New York Jets, Misc Rumor, Trade Rumor

Jets In Talks With Packers About Aaron Rodgers Trade

Mar 7, 2023 4:18 PM

The New York Jets have had conversations with the Green Bay Packers about a potential Aaron Rodgers trade, according to sources.

A contingent of Jets officials -- including owner Woody Johnson, general manager Joe Douglas, head coach Robert Saleh and offensive coordinator Nathaniel Hackett -- were flying to California on Tuesday to meet with Rodgers in person, per sources.

If the Jets are speaking directly with Rodgers, they and he would have had to secure the Packers' permission, as he is still under contract with Green Bay. 

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Tags: New York Jets, Green Bay Packers, Free Agent Rumor, Misc Rumor, Trade Rumor

Aaron Rodgers Expects Decision To Made Soon

Mar 1, 2023 11:24 AM

Aaron Rodgers said his decision for 2023 will be coming soon.

"It's best for anybody who has an interest to make a decision sooner rather than later," Rodgers said.

It appears both Rodgers and the Packers are still considering three options: a return to the Packers, a trade to another team or retirement.

Brian Gutekunst, however, has become less committal to wanting Rodgers back.

Rodgers said his perspective on the decision changed during his retreat, which took place in a remote portion of southern Oregon. He said initially he felt like there was "one scary option and one unknown."

"The scary was retirement, and the unknown was going back and playing and what does that mean?" Rodgers said. "Is that Green Bay or somewhere else? If that's somewhere else, what is it like being somewhere else?

"Now it feels like there are two very beautiful options that both feel really nourishing and special."

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Tags: Green Bay Packers, Free Agent Rumor, Misc Rumor, Trade Rumor

Packers Publicly Noncommittal On Starting QB For 2023

Feb 28, 2023 3:56 PM

Brian Gutekunst will be publicly noncommittal about who will play quarterback for the Green Bay Packers next season until he has the opportunity to meet with Aaron Rodgers.

Gutekunst and Rodgers have only exchanged a few text messages since the end of the season.

"He's a great player, but until we have those conversations, I think all options are on the table right now," Gutekunst said during a 35-minute sit-down with reporters who cover the Packers. "But we really need to have those conversations. We want what's best for the Green Bay Packers, what's best for Aaron. So, we'll get to that once those conversations happen."

His stance Tuesday was slightly changed from Dec. 6, when during the Packers' bye week, he said he wanted Rodgers back for next season. Then, on Jan. 13, when discussing Rodgers' situation after the season, Gutekunst implied that he still believed Rodgers gave the Packers a better chance to win than if Jordan Love were to take over.

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Tags: Green Bay Packers, Free Agent Rumor, Misc Rumor, Trade Rumor

Allen Lazard Will Be 'Bougie' In Picking Next Team

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Aaron Rodgers Leaves Oregon Facility, Ends Darkness Retreat

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Aaron Jones Reworking Deal To Remain With Packers


Aaron Rodgers: Ian Rapoport, Adam Schefter 'Don't Know S--- About Me'

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Jets Ask Packers If Aaron Rodgers Is Available Via Trade

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Aaron Rodgers Hopes For Clarity After Four-Day Darkness Retreat

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Davante Adams: Playing With Rodgers Again Would Be 'Dream Scenario'

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Aaron Rodgers Wins Pro-Am At Pebble Beach


Aaron Rodgers Says He's 'Not Going To San Fran'

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Aaron Rodgers Praises Nathaniel Hackett, Adding To Jets Speculation

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Aaron Rodgers Open To Reworking Deal If He Plays In 2023

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Aaron Rodgers Believes He Can Win MVP In Right Situation

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Aaron Rodgers To Contemplate Future With Packers, 'Somewhere Else'

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Packers Want To Keep Aaron Rodgers In 2023

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Matt LaFleur Open To Nathaniel Hackett Returning To Packers

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Aaron Rodgers Says He Wouldn't Have Any Regrets Walking Away

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NFL Moves Packers-Lions To Week 18 SNF Slot

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Aaron Rodgers Misses Practice With Knee Injury

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Elgton Jenkins, Packers Agree To Four-Year, $68M Extension

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Ravens Claim Sammy Watkins Off Waivers

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