“Call the Jets”: NFL Insider Sounds Off on Aaron Rodgers After Unneeded Delay Reports

Published 03/14/2023, 12:38 PM EDT

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Aaron Rodgers has been the center of attention amidst all the trade speculations surrounding him. The Green Bay Packers star quarterback made headlines earlier as he declared going into a ‘darkness retreat’. At the time, Rodgers was contemplating between retirement or a move away from the Packers. As the situation currently stands, Rodgers has since emerged from the said ‘darkness retreat’ and is waiting for an opportune moment to announce his decision. Meanwhile, rumors of A-Rod potentially joining the New York Jets have been at an all-time high.

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Several NFL pundits and Insiders are however irked at Rodgers due to this unnecessary delay, and one even went on to call out the former league MVP.

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Aaron Rodgers was expected to declare a decision this Monday before the free agency negotiating window opened at noon. But an unfazed Aaron Rodgers remained as tight-lipped as ever.

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The consensus around the NFL is that the New York Jets will be the most likely landing spot for Rodgers, and the Jets themselves are confident of it.

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With Jimmy Garoppolo agreeing to a deal with the Raiders, the Jets now have even fewer options to fall back to.

NFL Insider Ian Rapport, went on this epic rant about Rodgers still not committing, “Aaron Rodgers is still not committed to the Jets, still not actually committed to playing in the 2023 season. And now everyone’s wondering when is he going to make a decision, for Aaron Rodgers retirement is a real option, and playing for the Jets is a real option. This would be real simple, call the Jets and tell them I wanna play for you.

With everyone waiting eagerly for Rodgers to make a decision, the Jets can’t help but feel a little antsy. After all, adding someone of Rodgers’ caliber to the team would further their chances of making it to the end.

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The next step?

Earlier this week, a contingent of Jets top brass including owner Woody Johnson, General Manager Joe Douglas, head coach Robert Saleh and offensive coordinator Nathaniel Hackett flew to California to speak to Rodgers directly.

Hackett and Rodgers have had their fair share of good days together, as the two were both integral pillars of the Green Bay Packers offense.

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The Jets speaking directly with Aaron Rodgers signals that they have the Packers’ blessing, as he is still under contract with Green Bay. With all signs pointing toward Rodgers putting on a Jets uniform, several New York Jets players took to social media to try and lure the Super Bowl champion.

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Sagnik Majumder

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Sagnik Majumder is an NFL writer at Essentially Sports. Being an army brat, he feels used to new uncomfortable surroundings. He started his early career as a freelance journalist and a Research Assistant to a few authors.
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