With Derek Carr and Daniel Jones off the market, there will be much attention focused on Green Bay Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers and what the fall of 2023 will hold for him.
The team most linked to him has been the New York Jets, and they have indeed shown a great deal of interest in the four-time NFL MVP.
According to Rich Cimini, owner and CEO Woody Johnson is now in Southern California to meet with Rodgers.
Woody & Co. landed an hour ago in Camarillo, CA, to meet with Aaron Rodgers. Now let's see if they can close the deal. Probably the #Jets most important road trip since the 2010 AFC Championship Game.
— Rich Cimini (@RichCimini) March 7, 2023
Rodgers is still under contract with the Packers, which means New York would have to give up significant draft capital in order to land him.
Some may wonder why the team would be willing to give up a lot for a man who is 39 years of age and apparently on the downside of his career, not to mention a man who has earned a complicated reputation.
Rodgers’ production dipped in 2022, as he went from 4,115 yards and 37 touchdowns on a 68.9 completion percentage the previous year to 3,695 yards and 26 touchdowns on a 64.6 percent completion rate.
However, at least some of that has to be attributed to the departure of star wide receiver Davante Adams.
The Jets have some intriguing young talent, especially on offense, where wide receiver Garrett Wilson won the Offensive Rookie of the Year.
If thy develop one or two more threats on that side of the football, perhaps Rodgers could make them into a legitimate playoff threat in 2023.
However, one would think that such a move would have to be made with Super Bowl contention and not merely playoff contention in mind.NEXT: Jets Star Makes A Promise To Aaron Rodgers If He Joins Team