There is a lot of speculation surrounding Green Bay Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers this off-season. Despite signing a huge contract extension last off-season that seemingly locked him into Green Bay for the remainder of his career, it sounds like there is a chance that he is on the move this off-season.
Retirement has been floated as a possibility as well, but that doesn’t seem like a realistic option. If he sticks it out one more season, he will earn another $60 million. Even for someone that has earned hundreds of millions of dollars already, $60 million is a lot of money to turn away.
There is also the possibility that the Packers are ready to turn the team over to Jordan Love. The team traded up in the 2020 NFL Draft to select Love in the first round and they have to decide his future.
Aaron Rodgers also sat three years on the bench behind Brett Favre before he got his chance as the starter. Could he follow the same path as Favre did out of town and end up with the New York Jets?
They are one of the teams that are in the market for a veteran quarterback this off-season. Had they received competent quarterback play at the end of the season, Gang Green would have been a playoff team. With an elite defense already in place, a veteran quarterback to bring everything together offensively is their missing piece.
Former Jets head coach Rex Ryan recently was on 98.7 ESPN in New York and was pining for Aaron Rodgers to come to the team. He is calling on the fans to help recruit the future Hall of Famer.
Acquiring Aaron Rodgers would likely turn the Jets into Super Bowl contenders. The last piece of the puzzle would be shoring up the offensive line as everything else needed for a contending team is pretty much in place already.
Garrett Wilson is a star at the wide receiver position already with Elijah Moore as another building block. Breece Hall, before his ACL injury, was on his way to a 1,000-yard rookie season. Sauce Gardner leads what is already one of the best defenses in the NFL despite its youthfulness.
This is a situation that any quarterback should be pushing to join. If Aaron Rodgers indeed wants to leave Green Bay, landing with the Jets should be near the top of his wish list.