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The clock is ticking! The NFL is a deadline-driven biz, and it’s coming up for the Jets and the Packers. The question is, can Green Bay get a second-day pick in 2023 as part of the Aaron Rodgers Trade package? Brian Costello of the New York Post highlights the bone of contention here – 2024 compensation.
The Packers want the Jets’ first-round pick, while the Jets want it tied to Rodgers’ 2023 performance. Plus, will the Jets get protection against a one-year Rodgers stint? If Rodgers only plays for one year, will the Jets be protected in the form of a 2025 pick. One thing is for sure, the deal would start with the Packers receiving a second-round pick from the Jets in an Aaron Rodgers trade. These details need ironing out, but one thing is clear: the trade begins with the Packers getting a 2023 pick from the Jets. It all hinges on next Friday night – the deadline to include a 2023 second-day selection.
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But here’s a thought. What if the Jets commit to a lower first-round pick in 2024 if Rodgers retires by April 1 of next year? The Packers may need protection from Rodgers’ whims, but the Jets would know they get two years from one of the best quarterbacks in history.
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Why not give up a first-rounder in 2024, especially since it’s probably going to be a low selection? Or what if it’s a first-rounder that decreases if the Jets don’t make the playoffs? Semantics? Maybe. But if the Packers can say they got a first-rounder, they’re good-even if it’s eventually downgraded. At least they can brag about it once the deal’s done.