On Sunday, a report indicated that Aaron Rodgers has a preference to be traded to either the New York Jets or Las Vegas Raiders. Either way, this could be a huge disaster for the New England Patriots. The report indicated that Rodgers would rather be traded to the Raiders, but the Jets are a team that is set to go all-in for Rodgers’ services.
The momentum does appear to be heading towards Aaron Rodgers being traded, and if the Jets make the best offer, perhaps the Packers would send him there.
If the New York Jets were to acquire Rodgers, that would effectively bury the Patriots in the AFC East. It’s clear that the Bills are the top dogs in the division, but it’s easy to see the Dolphins making a jump next year, as they just hired defensive mastermind Vic Fangio has defensive coordinator.
The Jets getting Aaron Rodgers would put the Patriots in a distant fourth in the division, leaving them with no clear direction forward or competitiveness within the AFC East.
The Patriots beat the Jets both matchups in 2022, and it became abundantly clear that Zach Wilson was not the long-term answer for the team.
However, New England went through some of their own woes on offense, but they’ve attempted to fix it by hiring old friend Bill O’Brien to run the offense.
If Rodgers were to get traded to the Raiders, well, that would kind of sit poorly in some fans, I think, as Josh McDaniels is the Raiders’ head coach, and seeing him being able to work with yet another Hall of Fame quarterback would be a tough pill to swallow.
Bill Belichick better have a strong offense plan in mind, because it looks like his team could yet again be a big loser of the offseason period.