As we know, the New York Jets appear to be deep in trade talks for Green Bay Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers — having flown out to meet with him in person on March 7.
That has led to a ton of chatter around the NFL community. One football insider by the name of Benjamin Allbright shared his opinion on Twitter, telling a fan that he believes Rodgers could be traded for “picks and a player.”
Heavy on Packers reporter Tyler Brooke quickly ran with the story, voicing that “wide receiver Elijah Moore makes too much sense” as the player portion of the compensation. On the same thread, a Green Bay fan even suggested that the Jets throw in their 2023 first rounder and a 2024 third rounder (conditional) — a hefty price for a quarterback that could retire in a year.
All told, this sort of proposed deal would look something like this:
Jets get QB Aaron Rodgers.
Packers get WR Elijah Moore, 2023 first, 2024 third (conditional of Rodgers playing two seasons with Jets).
Packers Fans Eyeing Jets WR Elijah Moore in Aaron Rodgers Trade
Now, this is obviously just a proposed offer by reporters, but it makes sense that Packers fans believe Moore is a target worth eyeing. The former second-round pick is just 22 years old and showed major potential during his rookie campaign before a disappointing year two stemming from off-the-field drama.
“If the Jets are going to part ways with a player to get Aaron Rodgers, shipping Moore off to Green Bay would solve a lot of problems for all parties involved,” wrote Brooke. “Moore and the Jets have been dealing with a tumultuous relationship over the past year… Moore was expected to be a key contributor in New York’s offense with Zach Wilson under center. Instead, Wilson was benched and Moore have a negligible impact for the Jets in 2022, catching only 37 passes for 446 yards and one touchdown.”
Brooke then discussed the trade request and the confrontation with former offensive coordinator Mike LaFleur, noting that “Moore’s [skill set] would also make him an enticing piece for the Packers. While Watson has established himself as an outside deep threat and Romeo Doubs showed flashes as an outside weapon, Moore played 341 of his 729 offensive snaps in the slot according to …read more