The Green Bay Packers have made a monumental decision on the future of their franchise, one of the most storied in NFL history.
According to league insider Trey Wingo, the Packers have finalized a deal to send four-time MVP quarterback Aaron Rodgers to the New York Jets. Wingo reported the news via Twitter on Monday, March 13, the first day of legal tampering ahead of the new NFL season set to officially begin on March 15.
Hearing Rodgers to the Jets is done. History about to repeat itself between New York and Green Bay. Time is indeed a flat circle
— trey wingo (@wingoz) March 13, 2023
“Hearing Rodgers to the Jets is done. History about to repeat itself between New York and Green Bay. Time is indeed a flat circle,” Wingo wrote.
Wingo’s comment about history repeating is a reference to the trade between the Packers and Jets that sent Brett Favre to New York 15 years ago.
Conflicting Reports on Rodgers Trade Continue to Persist
Of course, it wouldn’t be a true Rodgers trade report if there weren’t conflicting details to accompany it.
Just minutes after Wingo took to Twitter to cite his sources that the Rodgers deal is done and simply awaiting an official announcement, NFL Network’s Ian Rapoport made a television appearance in which he reported the exact opposite. He subsequently reiterated that report on social media.
I wish it did. I wish something had happened. But nothing has happened. https://t.co/VqlmRbonxa
— Ian Rapoport (@RapSheet) March 13, 2023
“I wish it did. I wish something had happened [between Rodgers and the Jets],” Rapoport tweeted. “But nothing has happened.”
Rapoport’s was only the most recent rebuttal of an NFL Network insider against another source’s claim that the Rodgers-t0-Jets deal is done, and either waiting on official confirmation or on the quarterback himself to sign off on the trade. Rodgers does not possess a no-trade clause, though he could always halt a deal by threatening to retire as soon as a trade is processed, meaning the Jets would give up whatever …read more