The Jets are beginning to get cold feet about trading for Aaron Rodgers.
For the past month, the Jets and the Packers have been in a standstill over trade compensation for Aaron Rodgers.
According to Yahoo Sports’ Charles Robinson, the Packers are asking for several high draft picks in return for Rodgers.
“Green Bay is stuck on an asking price of a two [second-round draft pick] this year, a straight-shot one [first-round pick] next year, so no graduation schedule attached to it, and they would be willing to do the 2025…some sort of a draft asset give back if for some reason Aaron Rodgers doesn’t play in ’24. And the Jets, and Woody Johnson specifically, are just not going to do it. That’s why this is sort of sitting where it is.”
Robinson goes on to report that the Jets ownership is hesitant on giving too much for Rodgers because he had said that he was ready to retire just a few months ago.
“And I guess…if we’re going to do the whole thing of ‘Whose court is the ball in?’ I guess it’s in the Jets’ court, but the problem with that is that for the Jets it’s at a standstill,” Robinson said, via Sports Illustrated. “They’re saying no we’re not doing the straight-shot one. And I think what [Jets owner] Woody Johnson’s problem is with this is that he looks at Denver and all the assets Denver gave up [for Russell Wilson] …
now Seattle is sitting on Denver’s pick at No. 5 because that crashed and burned. I think some of it is the Matt Stafford thing, and now he has a balky elbow … and now Detroit is sitting at six. … They sort of had trade parameters worked out, and then when Aaron went on [The Pat McAfee Show] and said ‘I’m 90% retired’ or ‘I was 90% retired when I went into the darkness retreat,’ I think it scared Woody.”