Packers will honor Aaron Rodgers’ transaction request if he asks
EQUAL Aaron Rodgers continuing to define their 2023 plans, the Packers are deviating from their previous stance on future Hall of Famer commercials. They will honor Rodgers’ request to trade this year – if he ends up making one – team president Mark Murphy said on Friday, via Dave Schroeder of WBAY.
The Packers president confirmed the team authorized the Jets meeting. GM Brian Gutekunst has repeatedly said that his opinion Jordan love like ready to play. That certainly led to the Packers changing course, who declined to fulfill Rodgers’ commercial request for 2021. They then signed him to a $50.3 million each extension. year in March 2022, but it looks like that deal will (partially, at least) end up on another team’s payroll in 2023.
Murphy expects this situation to be resolved with the launch of free agency, which begins March 15. The Packers and Jets discussed commercial compensation and The first pick has been rumored To become Packers, ask here. First, Rodgers still needs to notify the Packers of his intentions. At this point, his options are the same: retire, play for the Jets or take the Packers to an unusual decision.
When asked, Murphy said he can envision a scenario in which Rodgers remains the Packers’ starting quarterback in 2023, via Schroeder.
“Yes, I mean, unless, if things don’t go the way we want them to,” Murphy said. “Yeah, he’s obviously a great player.”
Gutekunst postponed Rodgers’ four MVPs when asked in January whether Rodgers or Love would give the 2023 Packers a better chance of winning, but he was disappointed by Love throughout the season. Murphy, the other target of Rodgers’ fury back in 2021, confirmation that he has licensed the Jets provides a clear indication that the Packers are carefully considering a four-time MVP-free future. Jets sent their owners, GM, HC and OC to California to meet the mysterious QB, who waited until almost starting the free agent to make his 2022 call. Now, the Jets are part of this process, being the frontrunners to acquire 18-year veterans. Rodgers doesn’t have a ban on trading, but his frequent retirement references essentially serve as a provision.
The Packers would certainly risk moving away from a talent like Rodgers, but they took the unusual step of drafting a quarterback in the first round and letting him sit for three seasons. The fifth year option didn’t exist when Pack implemented this strategy with Rodgers, so that differentiates these two situations. Green Bay must come shortly after the draft to choose Love’s fully guaranteed 2024 option.
Difference between this situation and two years ago: The Packers are not negotiating a trade with the 49ers or the Broncos on Rodgers. They could have made significantly more in exchange for the reigning MVP then or in 2022, but the team continued its journey. Although the Packers now want a first round, Albert Breer of SI.com Don’t expect it to make the greatest Jet Landing of all time.