I’d assume that the Green Bay Packers and New York Jets are working through compensation for Aaron Rodgers, but what if they can’t come to an agreement? Listen, it can still happen, right? I mean, this was weeks ago that the two sides knew that Rodgers wanted to become a Jet, and nothing has happened as of now.
The two sides likely cannot hammer out the compensation needed to land the 39-year-old, four-time MVP QB, and I don’t blame them.
It’s unknown how much longer Aaron Rodgers wants to play, and the Jets surely do not want to give up more draft compensation for someone who may only play one season. And as for the Packers, they want to make sure that they do get enough compensation for the four-time MVP who is going to be a first-ballot Hall of Famer.
So, I ask again, what happens if more and more time passes and the two sides cannot come to an agreement? What do the two sides do?
Well, for the Jets’ sake, they’d have to scramble to find a solution at QB for the future. I’d guess that they’d try to see what would be left in the free agent market. Maybe someone like Teddy Bridgewater would still be available?
Or, perhaps the Jets could trade some future capital to land a QB who is sitting on an unstable chair, like Ryan Tannehill from the Titans or even Trey Lance from the San Francisco 49ers.
Perhaps Mitchell Trubisky could also be an option for them if Rodgers were to fall through. I think they’d have to not only look to the 2023 NFL Draft even if they were to finalize a trade for Rodgers but would also have to look to external options if the two sides genuinely don’t get the deal done.
What would the Packers do, though? The Jets might have an easier time finding a week one signal caller since they wouldn’t have to take on Aaron Rodgers, which would be left to the Packers to deal with.
Would the MVP QB retire in this scenario? He nearly did during the offseason. They certainly can’t cut the player, so would they try to find another suitor?
Would they trade Jordan Love and start Aaron Rodgers for yet another season?
Man, I can’t even begin to guess what Green Bay would do if they could not trade Aaron Rodgers. That would be a hilariously awkward situation to navigate through.
I’m sure the Jets and Packers hope that this doesn’t happen, but it’s possible until it isn’t.