Details of trade worked out as sides await Rodgers’ decision

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The Nozzles have interest in trading for Green Bay Packers QB Aaron Rodgers. Here’s the latest news…

March 11, 9:55 am

The Jets and Green Bay Packers have “worked out what needs to be worked out” and everything that needs to be done to trade the quarterback Aaron Rodgers the job is “essentially done,” according to SNY’s Connor Hughes.

“So if Rodgers wants to be a Jet, he’ll be a Jet,” Hughes tweeted Saturday morning.

It comes the day after the Packers president, Mark Murphysaid the team will find a solution that works for both the team and the veteran quarterback, indicating the team will honor the trade request, it appears both sides are waiting for Rodgers to make a decision.

March 10, 4:42 p.m

Packers president Mark Murphy spoke publicly about Aaron Rodgers situation on the Girls State Basketball Tournament telecast and confirmed that the team would honor the guard’s trade request if he wanted to.

Murphy also confirmed that the Packers have given the Jets permission to talk to Rodgers. He also said they expect a resolution by the start of free agency, which begins Wednesday, March 15 at 4:00 PM ET.

“We’re really hoping we can find a solution that works for Aaron and for us,” Murphy He said. “It’s about finding what he wants and what we want. And hopefully that can be a win-win.”

Murphy was also asked if there was a scenario for Rodgers to return to play for the Packers.

“Yeah, I mean unless, if things don’t work out the way we want them to, yeah, we would,” Murphy said. “He’s obviously a great player.”

Teams can talk to free agents two days before the official start of free agency during the legal tampering period on Monday, March 13.

March 9, 9:56 am

The Jets are “internally optimistic” that they will sign Rodgers, ESPN’s Dianna Russini reports.

According to ESPN, the Jets and Packers are still in talks about potential compensation and Rodgers’ contract.

SNY’s Connor Hughes reported that the Packers will do what Rodgers wants, whether he stays in Green Bay, retires or trades him.

The Jets wrapped up their visit to California with Rodgers on Tuesday night, according to Hughes.

The contingent that met with Rodgers consisted of owners Woody Johnsongeneral director Joe Douglashead coach Robert Salehoffensive coordinator Nathaniel Hackettand team president Hymie Elhai.

March 8, 9:26 am

The Jets received clearance from the Packers earlier Tuesday to discuss a potential trade,’s Ian Rapoport reports.

The two sides also spoke on Monday, according to SNY’s Connor Hughes.

According to Hughes, the Packers have not wavered on their stance with Rodgers and “will do what he wants,” whether that’s a return to Green Bay, a trade or retirement.

Jets focus on Rodgers — who has always been their top QB target — after Derek Carr agreed to sign with the New Orleans Saints.

March 6, 9:42 am

The Jets remain involved in the Rodgers front, ESPN’s Jeremy Fowler reports.

However, Rodgers’ contract — he is owed $59 million through the 2023-24 season — is seen as a roadblock, as Gang Green may want the Packers to eat some of the money in the trade.

As ESPN’s Rich Cimini notes, Rodgers said in January that he would be willing to adjust his contract.

Besides Rodgers, the Jets are in the Derek Carr sweepstakes, recently held multiple meetings with a free agent.

ESPN reported Sunday night that Carr is “leaning a little bit” toward the Jets over the Carolina Panthers and New Orleans Saints.

March 1, 10:05 am

Rodgers made a guest appearance on Aubrey Marcus Podcast released on Wednesday and said he would “make a decision soon” about his future.

Rodgers spoke at length about his thought process for the decision, even saying he didn’t want to be like the former Green Bay Packers quarterback Brett Favreretirement and retirement process.

“It’s best for anyone who has an interest in this to make a decision sooner rather than later,” Rodgers said. “I remember before Favre retired, there were times in April and May, we weren’t sure if he was going to come back because he wasn’t coming to any of the offseason programs. Then in 2008 he actually retired in March and then he said, ‘No, no , no,’ in June after OTAs, ‘I actually want to come back and play.’ He was then traded to the Jets.

“Obviously there was a lot of tension that summer. For everyone directly and indirectly involved, it’s best to make a decision early. I feel very good about the conversations that are going to be had, that are being had with important people in my life.”

Rodgers added: “The decision is final. I don’t make it lightly. I don’t want to drag anybody around… I’ll make a decision soon and we’ll go down that road. I’ll be very excited about it.”

The 39-year-old recently went on a “dark retreat” to help decide whether to retire or continue playing football, he said during a recent appearance on The Pat McAfee Show.

If the four-time MVP decides to continue playing, he’s expected to be the Jets’ starting quarterback this offseason. SNY’s Connor Hughes.

However, Jets GM Joe Douglas he said at the NFL Combine that the team would like to make a decision on its future QB “sooner rather than later.” Douglas has to figure out if “the chances of potentially getting Rodgers are greater than signing [Derek] Carr now,” Hughes notes.

10 February 23, 9:10 am

Aaron Rodgers has come out of its “sanctuary in the dark,” the owner of the Oregon facility told ESPN.

Rodgers hasn’t decided if he wants to continue playing, which is part of the reason he retired, he said during a recent appearance on the The Pat McAfee Show.

“So I think it’s going to be important to get through this week and go into isolation and think about everything about my future,” Rodgers said.

Rodgers is expected to be the Jets’ first offseason target, per SNY’s Connor Hughes.

February 12, 3:22 p.m

In an unsurprising move, the Jets inquired about Rodgers’ availability with the Packers, according to ESPN’s Jeremy Fowler.

Rodgers recently said he would go on a “dark retreat” where he would spend four nights alone to think about his footballing future.

February 7, 4:24 p.m

The Las Vegas Raiders have been linked to Rodgers.

Hughes added that “the belief, according to multiple sources, is that the Packers plan to do whatever Rodgers asks of them. They’ll welcome him back if he wants to come back just as quickly as they’ll trade him if he prefers new scenery. There are some in the Green Bay building who work and expect Rodgers to be their quarterback next year.”

February 2, 4:25 p.m

Before heading to the celebrity golf tournament on Thursday, Rodgers was asked if he had any news to share. And Rodgers had them.

“I’m not going to San Fran,” Rodgers said of the possibility of ending up with the 49ers.

The Niners expect Jimmy Garoppolo leave via free agency, but will have Trey Lance and Brock Purdy. Purdy tore his UCL during the NFC title game, but is expected to be ready in time for the regular season.

Even if the 49ers were in need, it’s hard to imagine the Green Bay Packers trading Rodgers there.

February 10, 1, 9:57 p.m

Rodgers addressed the rumors surrounding him during a recent appearance on The Pat McAfee Showsaying he has not yet decided whether he will return to play next season.

“It seems like there are already conversations that don’t involve me that are interesting,” Rodgers said of his potential future in Green Bay.

“I’m not part of those conversations right now,” Rodgers added. “When I make up my mind one way or the other, you guys and the Packers and everybody else will know at some point.”

Rodgers also praised the new Jets OC Nathaniel Hackettwho was Rodgers’ OC with the Packers from 2019 to 2021.

“I love Hack. Hack is my guy. I love him and Megan and the kids,” Rodgers said. “They’re really special to me. We really bonded when he was in Green Bay. He made it fun. He made the room fun. He made the weeks fun.”

January 29, 10:47

Green Bay “prefers to move on” from Rodgers, who is “well aware of the Packers’ thoughts on the situation,” ESPN’s Adam Schefter reports.

Schefter cites the financial implications, the overall state of the franchise and the feelings between the team and Rodgers as reasons they want to move on.

January 26, 5:53 p.m

SNY’s Connor Hughes reported that the Jets hiring Nathaniel Hackett as their new OC gives the team a “direct connection” to Rodgers.

Hackett was Rodgers’ OC with the Packers from 2019 to 2021, which includes the years Rodgers won back-to-back MVP awards.

Hughes wrote:

You think the 43-year-old Hackett turned down millions while sunning himself on the beach to handle the pressure of being the offensive coordinator of a playoff-mandated team whose only quarterback guarantee is a to-be-named-later veteran?

Hell no.

And he’s not signing Ryan Tannehill or Jimmy Garoppolo either. The only way Hackett risks further damage to his reputation if he knows a guy he can beat is on the road. Of course, that player could be the Raiders’ Derek Carr. But Carr is the consolation prize.

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