The New York Jets are currently facing a 12-year playoff drought.
Recent reporting has dictated that Aaron Rodgers wants to play for their organization, which could turn their franchise around.
However, one roadblock separates Rodgers and the Jets.
That roadblock is the Green Bay Packers.
Rodgers is still contractually obligated to the Packers, who will need to work out trade compensation for him.
Many NFL analysts have provided their theories on what the Packers should ask for, and Stephen A. Smith is the latest to do so.
According to Smith, the Packers should be asking for at least two first-round picks to deal Rodgers.
.@stephenasmith thinks the Jets should give up two first-round picks to acquire Aaron Rodgers 👀
"New York Jets haven't been to the playoffs since 2010. … Desperate times call for desperate measures." pic.twitter.com/isPHptIfyC
— First Take (@FirstTake) March 16, 2023
Rodgers is a four-time NFL MVP and a Super Bowl champion.
Those two accolades alone are resume builders, and they seemingly make him a no-brainer for the Jets.
If the Packers do ask for two firsts, will the Jets oblige?
In Smith’s mind, they absolutely should.
The Jets’ playoff drought is the longest active streak in the league, and they haven’t won a playoff game since 2010 when they made it to the AFC Championship.
With the news that Rodgers might be joining the team, both old and new Jets fans have been publicly excited.
They have a chance to have a superstar quarterback for the first time since Joe Namath.
What the Jets will need to give up to acquire him remains to be seen.
The Packers are reported to be in no rush to make a decision, which could lead to a long few weeks for all three involved parties.NEXT: NFL Fans React To Packers' Reported Asking Price For Aaron Rodgers