4-Time MVP QB Aaron Rodgers Has Been Traded to the Jets

Aaron Rodgers Trade Rumors Just Got More Juice
Green Bay Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers (12) gestures to fans as he leaves the field after a game against the Los Angeles Rams on Monday, December 19, 2022, at Lambeau Field in Green Bay, Wis. The Packers won the game, 24-12.Tork Mason/USA TODAY NETWORK-Wisconsin Apj Packers Vs Rams 121922 1788 Ttm

Apparently, your author has seen one too many black cats or walked under one too many ladders throughout his life. In one of the worst cases of bad luck we’ve ever seen, mere hours after posting something speculatory regarding QB Aaron Rodgers’ trade status, it seems that talks ramped up again to the point where a deal is being finalized to send the four-time MVP to the Jets.

That’s right, after months (actually years) of speculation, it appears that the nightmare is over for Minnesota fans, and Rodgers is leaving cheese land to join the New York Jets. The trade compensation was initially reported by Tom Pelissero of NFL Network.

QB Aaron Rodgers Trade Could Be Coming to Fruition
Jan 1, 2023; Green Bay, Wisconsin, USA; Green Bay Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers (12) during the game against the Minnesota Vikings at Lambeau Field. Mandatory Credit: Jeff Hanisch-USA TODAY Sports

The Packers will receive Nos. 13, 42, 207, and a 2024 conditional second-round pick that becomes a first-rounder if Rodgers plays 65% of plays. On the other side, the Jets receive Rodgers, No. 15, and No. 170.

After winning back-to-back MVPs in 2020 and 2021, Rodgers took a step back in 2022 with the Packers, passing for 3695 yards, 26 TDs, and 12 INTs this past year as the Packers went 8-9 and missed the playoffs due to their Week 18 loss to the Detroit Lions. Rodgers’ yardage total was the lowest of his career in a full season, and his 12 interceptions was just the third time in his career he had a double-digit interception total.

Now, after a long build-up, the Green Bay Packers seem poised to move forward with QB Jordan Love. The Utah State product was selected in 26th overall by Green Bay in the 2020 NFL Draft, and in his first three seasons, the QB has appeared in just 10 games with only a single start to his name.

Green Bay Packers quarterback Jordan Love (10) against the Minnesota Vikings during their football game on Sunday, January, 1, 2023 at Lambeau Field in Green Bay, Wis. Wm. Glasheen USA TODAY NETWORK-Wisconsin Apc Packers Vs Vikings 3436 010123 Wag

In that time, Love has thrown for 606 yards, 3 touchdowns, 3 interceptions, and completed 60.2% of his passes.

Meanwhile, Rodgers heads to a Jets offense that is absolutely loaded in terms of their skill positions. Garrett Wilson emerged as one of the best young receivers in the game last year, and he will be re-united with Allen Lazard, who caught 60 passes for 788 yards and 6 TDs in Green Bay before signing with the Jets in free agency, and the AFC East looks like one of the tougher divisions in football next season.

Josh Frey is a Class of 2020 graduate of The College of Idaho and managing editor of PurplePTSD.com. When he’s not writing about the NFL, Josh enjoys running, gaming, or rooting for the Milwaukee Brewers and Bucks. Check out his Twitter account: @Freyed_Chicken.