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After Making Over $300,000,000, Aaron Rodgers’ Affair With Green Bay Ran Its Course but Left Winners on the Trade Table, Details Colin Cowherd

Published 04/25/2023, 3:08 AM EDT

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It has finally happened, and the saga is over after months of nervousness and anticipation. Aaron Rodgers has left the Green Bay Packers to join the New York Jets. Many who have watched the developments in recent times believe that the trade is a win-win for both franchises. But NFL insiders Colin Cowherd and Mike Silver have their own thoughts on who the winner in the deal is, and they have a very good reason for their pick.

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Rodgers played for the Packers for 18 years before heading to New York and made over $300 million, according to Fox News. He was the face of the franchise for a long time, but now, it is the time for a bit of a change for the four-time league MVP. Will he be able to make an impact as a Jet payer? Cowherd and Silver sure do believe so.

The winner in the Aaron Rodgers trade 


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According to NFL insiders Colin Cowherd and Mike Silver, the Jets have won the Aaron Rodgers trade battle. Discussing everything that happened before the trade, Cowherd suggested that the QB’s relationship with the Packers had run its course. And he believes that the Jets will get a focused Rodgers, he hopes for two years.

“All relationships can run their course and I think the Green Bay situation here, there was a lack of trust on both sides. There was a little bit of animosity for different reasons. I think you’ll get a highly focused Aaron; I hope for two years. And I do think the Jets will be a viable team,” Cowherd said on his show ‘The Herd’.

Silver was more direct when he picked up the Jets as the winners in the trade. He suggested that Rodgers knows the offense intimately because Nathaniel Hackett is the offensive coordinator. Many might believe that it’s great for the Packers and a win-win. But for Silver, the Jets win the day at the end of the trade. So, the Jets have finally got their target. But the journey from there to here wasn’t a smooth ride at all.


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The Rodgers trade saga that seemed never-ending

Cracks in the relationship between Aaron Rodgers and the Packers started appearing toward the end of the 2022 regular season. Rodgers dropped multiple hints that it might be his last season at Lambeau Field but didn’t say anything explicitly till after his darkness retreat. He came out of the dark chamber and soon after, announced that he wants to go to the Jets.


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The Jets wanted him to bolster an offense that almost reached the playoffs last season. The franchise hasn’t played in the playoffs since the 2010 season. But it wasn’t an easy deal and took way more time than many thought it would. Now that the deal is finally done and the Packers have the second-round draft pick for this year plus a conditional first, the next, they can start the rebuild. The Jets, who haven’t played a Sunday Night Football game since 2012, will want to make sure that they make the most out of Rodgers’ time at MetLife Stadium. Who do you think has gotten the best of the deal, and who missed out?

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Shivam Pratap Singh

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Shivam Pratap Singh is a seasoned NFL writer at Essentially Sports. With a master's degree in international and area studies from a prestigious university, Shivam leverages his academic background to gain a deeper understanding of the global impact of sports. Shivam's passion for football developed early in his career as a writer.

Edited By: Nidhi Rana