Aaron Rodgers Lands In New York


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Dylan Braccia, Staff Writer

After months of speculation and anticipation, Aaron Rodgers has finally been traded.

The New York Jets sent over the No.13 overall pick, along with the No. 42 and No. 207 pick in this year’s draft, and a second-round pick in next year’s draft that becomes a first-round pick if Rodgers plays 65% of the offensive snaps for the Jets. In return, they received the No.15 and No. 270 picks and Rodgers from the Green Bay Packers.

After 18 seasons in Green Bay, with the last being an 8-9 record and missing the playoffs, both sides mutually were ready for a split.

In those 18 years, Rodgers had won a Super Bowl (XLV), including being named Super Bowl MVP. He also won four league MVPs and was selected to ten Pro Bowls.

Rodgers contemplated retirement during the offseason. After self-isolating in a darkness retreat, he broke the news on March 15 on the Pat McAfee Show that he intends to play football for the Jets.

The Jets made it clear they wanted Rodgers, but it took until April 24 for it to become official.

The Jets finished 7-10 last season, missing the playoffs. But with a good defense and new stars on the offense, they seemed a quarterback away from becoming a powerhouse.

Rodgers looks to reconnect with Allen Lazard, whom he played with in Green Bay for five years. He also gets new weapons in the form of Garrett Wilson, Mecole Hardman, Corey Davis, Breece Hall, Tyler Conklin, and C.J. Uzomah.

The Packers will go to their 2020 first-round pick Jordan Love to replace Rodgers at quarterback.