Aaron Rodgers Jan 8, 2023; Green Bay, Wisconsin, USA; Green Bay Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers (12) following the game against the Detroit Lions at Lambeau Field. Mandatory Credit: Jeff Hanisch-USA TODAY Sports

As the world turns and waits for Aaron Rodgers to make a decision, the Green Bay Packers and New York Jets have worked behind the scenes. The two teams are trying to orchestrate a deal that would send the Super Bowl champion quarterback to the Meadowlands. And according to one Jets reporter, the framework for that deal is “essentially done.”

Connor Hughes, the NFL reporter for SNY, reported early Saturday morning, “From my understanding on Jets & Aaron Rodgers. Everything that needs to be done is essentially done in regards to a trade. Sides have worked out what needs to be worked out. So if Rodgers wants to be a Jet, he will be a Jet.”

So it seems as if we’re only waiting for Rodgers to push the proverbial button.

Jets star and Defensive Rookie of the Year Sauce Gardner alluded to the deal being a “package” which would suggest multiple players and/or picks could be involved. This update would of course suggest that the sides were working on and had agreed to whatever compensation is necessary to pull off the blockbuster trade.

Rodgers going to the Meadowlands would feel so oddly familiar considering what happened with Brett Favre in 2008. It is very humorous how the tables have turned and how time feels like a flat circle here. But we appear on the cusp of the big trade. Rodgers just has to push the button.

UPDATE (2:25 p.m. ET): Tom Pelissero from NFL Network refuted the original report. “Despite a report to the contrary, the Packers and Jets have not agreed to the framework of an Aaron Rodgers trade, per sources. Both sides continue to await word from Rodgers on his plans. If he decides he wants to go to New York, then the teams will work to hammer out a deal,” Pelissero tweeted.

[Connor Hughes]

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