The Patriots should steal Aaron Rodgers from the Jets
The New York Jets and Green Bay Packers have not agreed to terms on an Aaron Rodgers’ deal. Could the Patriots swoop in and steal Rodgers from NY? The answer is almost 100% no, but it’s possible until it isn’t.
The two sides have known about Rodgers’ desire to play for the Jets for what seems like months now, right? I mean, what’s the big holdup? I feel like as each day passes, the trade could actually not happen.
The sticking points are the sticking points for each trade the NFL makes.
The Jets don’t want to give up too much for the player because he may only play for one season.
The Packers want to make sure they aren’t giving a four time MVP QB away for pennies.
As a fan, I’d feel comfortable if my favorite team gave up, at most, two third round picks or perhaps one second round pick for Aaron Rodgers. A couple of offseasons ago, we’d be having a much different story, but he turns 40 years old this season and might not play beyond 2023.
What’s the harm in Bill Belichick calling up Packers’ General Manager Brian Gutekunst and asking him what the price is? The Patriots do have a solid cupboard of draft picks to mess with, so what’s the harm in sending a second rounder over?
Obviously this would be much more involved than I’m making it seem as Aaron Rodgers would have to agree to a complete different set of plans than he originally came to when he left his darkness retreat.
However, I do think Rodgers would enjoy playing in New England with Bill Belichick. You could argue that the Patriots would have the best NFL coach of all time and the most talented NFL QB of all time on the same team.
Couple that with a solid offensive coordinator in Bill O’Brien and likely still having the 14th overall pick in the 2023 NFL Draft, and I could see how that scenario could turn out well for the club.
Should the Patriots make that happen?