Everybody around the New York Jets assumes that Aaron Rodgers will play for them next season, while the Green Bay Packers brass is all but certain he won’t be coming back.
However, the days continue to go by, and there’s still no sign of the four-time MVP in the Big Apple.
Moreover, according to NFL insider Adam Schefter via Dov Kleiman, both sides haven’t even communicated about the trade in the past couple of weeks.
Rodgers announced his ‘intention’ to play for the Jets a couple of weeks ago in one of his many appearances on The Pat McAfee Show, and the word around the league was that the Packers didn’t want him to come back, either.
Nonetheless, Schefter reports that both franchises have reached a bit of a stalemate and that there’s nothing going on right now.
Needless to say, the clock is ticking, and with both teams’ off-season programs just around the corner, this could start to become a problem at some point:
“Amazingly if the two sides can’t figure out a deal by the time the draft comes… Aaron Rodgers will then have a decision to make rather or not to show up to the Packers mandatory minicamp in May,” ESPN’s Adam Schefter reported.
The #Packers and #Jets haven't been communicating about an Aaron Rodgers trade for weeks, per @AdamSchefter
"Both sides now appear to be dug in."
"My understanding is there hasn't been a whole lot of conversation, if any, over the last couple of weeks."https://t.co/cApmEDIAmC
— Dov Kleiman (@NFL_DovKleiman) April 12, 2023
Again, the expectation is that the deal will go through eventually, but it doesn’t seem like anything’s going to happen any time soon, at least before the upcoming NFL Draft, but fans are starting to lose their patience.
I had a feeling this would not be a simple or quick process.
— Susan Bernstein (@VelvetBarstool) April 12, 2023
Post June 1 (Packers eat 40 million of dead cap space prior).
— FIRST ROUND MOCK (@firstroundmock) April 12, 2023
At least it keeps them both in the headlines. Not sure it’s a smart way to an NFL franchise though.
— David Stabenaw (@stabmarine) April 12, 2023
Why do they need to talk if the trade is already set?
— William Pafford (@paffdaddy9) April 12, 2023
I’m starting to think I should’ve stuck to my guns and continued to say Rodgers isn’t going anywhere. Because it really feels like nothing is gonna happen
— Patrick Sypher (@nohuddlenfl_) April 12, 2023
The Jets have made it clear that they have no intention whatsoever of giving up the 13th overall pick in this year’s draft, but the Packers might be playing the waiting game to try and see if they cave.
Whatever the case, it’s hard to envision what’s holding this trade up, and it’s just a matter of time before the wheels get in motion.NEXT: Packers RB Aaron Jones Has An Honest Admission About Taking Pay Cut