Green Bay Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers (12) acknowledges the fans after he broke Brett Favre’s team record for touchdown passes Sunday. Syndication Packersnews

The Green Bay Packers made the biggest trade of the offseason when they dealt former Super Bowl champion quarterback Aaron Rodgers to the New York Jets.

Only time will tell how that trade works out for both teams. And while Rodgers did his part to get himself out of Green Bay, NFL insider Albert Breer recently revealed the Packers had their own motivations for shipping Rodgers out of town.

Speaking on the Slow News Day podcast with Kevin Clark of The Ringer, Breer revealed the Jets will get a different Rodgers than last year because he wasn’t fully engaged with the team.

“They think they’re getting a different player than the Packers got last year because of the level of engagement,” Breer told Wilson.

“Like they feel like if Rodgers had been around [the Packers] in April and May and June, it would have made a difference and is part of the reason why you didn’t see as much from those guys until later in the season. It was because he wasn’t there.

“And so, like, I think the early signs are good now, whether or not you know he is physically what he was, all that different stuff remains to be seen. But the level of engagement was the difference in Rodgers last year too.”

If that is indeed the case, it sounds like the trade will work out well for both teams.

[Slow News Day]