Earlier this month, New York Jets team owner Woody Johnson revealed that he would be willing to pay the necessary price to bring in an elite quarterback this offseason, and that’s led to some speculation and reports that the Jets could be interested in trading for Green Bay Packers star quarterback Aaron Rodgers. And the Jets recently made a move that hints at that possibility.
On Thursday morning, news broke that the Jets were hiring former Denver Broncos head coach Nathaniel Hackett as their next offensive coordinator. While the move itself is newsworthy enough, many are speculating that it may be an attempt to lure Aaron Rodgers to New York.
And plenty of people had reactions to that news and speculation on Twitter.
Nathaniel Hackett is going to build a whole career off of teams hiring him in hopes of getting Aaron Rodgers only to realize that Aaron Rodgers isn't going to sign with any of the teams that bring in Hackett https://t.co/mSeeY2qoFj
— Rodger Sherman (@rodger) January 26, 2023
Lot of Aaron Rodgers dots to connect on this one. https://t.co/S2ezU6BZqO
— Jeremy Fowler (@JFowlerESPN) January 26, 2023
Well, Rodgers to the Jets rumors ain't slowing down anytime soon https://t.co/jMHZAqSCWT
— Tom Grossi (@tomgrossicomedy) January 26, 2023
— Joe Caporoso (@JCaporoso) January 26, 2023
Aaron Rodgers to the Jets is gonna happen and I can't wait for the disaster to unfold. https://t.co/LLvRMiA3T1
— Jimmy Traina (@JimmyTraina) January 26, 2023
after the broncos successfully lured aaron rodgers to denver by hiring hackett, the jets are ready to do the same. you have to respect it. https://t.co/tpcgUTv2G8
— Denny Carter (@CDCarter13) January 26, 2023
The speculation stems from a successful stint that Aaron Rodgers and Nathaniel Hackett have together. Hackett was the offensive coordinator for the Green Back Packers from 2019 to 2021. During that time, Rodgers won the league MVP Award twice, earning it in both 2020 and 2021.
Of course, there’s no guarantee that Rodgers will follow Hackett to the Jets. Last season, the Broncos hired Hackett with hopes of luring Rodgers to Denver, but that obviously did not happen. We’ll have to see if this time is any different.