Aaron Rodgers Trade Is Official; According to Adam Schefter
Well after what seemed like forever, the Aaron Rodgers trade is official. He is now a member of the New York Jets, according to Adam Schefter.
Rich Cimini has the details of the trade:
The Packers agreed Monday to deal quarterback Aaron Rodgers and their 2023 first round pick (No. 15) and a 2023 fifth-round pick (No. 170) to the Jets for New York’s 2023 first-round pick (No. 13), a 2023 second round pick (No. 42), a 2023 sixth-round pick (No. 207) and a conditional 2024 second-round pick that becomes a first if Rodgers plays 65% of the plays this season, sources told ESPN’s Adam Schefter on Monday.
Trade picks aside, here is how his contract breaks down:
The Jets will inherit the remainder of his contract, which includes $59.465 million guaranteed in salary and bonus this season. Most of it is made up of a $58.3 million bonus that is due no later than Week 1 of this season.
The Packers now must absorb $40.3 million in dead money on their salary cap. Because his bonus money is prorated, Rodgers won’t cripple the Jets’ cap. He will count $15.8 million in 2023 and $32.5 million in 2024, cap-friendly for a player of his stature.
Rodgers has thrown for over 4,000 yards ten times in his career with the Packers. The Jets will hope he does exactly that in the next two seasons in NY. With 475 career touchdowns and only 104 career interceptions, the Jets have found their QB.
Zach Wilson will reportedly back up Rodgers and become his understudy.
One thing we know for sure is Jets fans are fired up and ready to talk New York Jets Football. Look at these two threads from our forums, the speculation thread has almost 500,000 unique views and the thread about the trade is blowing up already. Click the image to join in on the conversation and let us know what you think about the trade.
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