Aaron Rodgers on following same Jets path Brett Favre did
Lastly free of comparisons to Brett Favre with the Packers, Aaron Rodgers now will be in comparison with Favre with the Jets.
Fifteen years after the Jets traded for Favre when he was displaced by a younger Rodgers, the Jets traded for the 39-year-old Rodgers within the twilight of his profession.
Rodgers spent 18 seasons with the Packers — two greater than Favre.
“It’s actually ironic that our paths have taken one other step in the identical path,” Rodgers mentioned Wednesday at his introduction. “Brett and I had talked through the years about this transition and what it was like [for him]. However that was a special teaching employees, completely different GM, completely different circumstances. I’m excited concerning the alternative with these guys and my new teammates.”
Rodgers mentioned he and Favre haven’t particularly talked about Rodgers’ soar to the Jets.
“Aaron will do great,” Favre informed ESPN. “He’ll deal with the transition in addition to anybody. [He’s a] very sensible and instinctive particular person, on and off the sector. In different phrases, you’re not going to catch him without warning fairly often. And I believe [he’s] the very best at making everybody round him higher. I might reasonably not guess in any respect than guess in opposition to him.”
Favre’s stint with the 2008 Jets began quick (8-3) and led to catastrophe after Favre injured his shoulder. The staff missed the playoffs with a 9-7 report, and head coach Eric Mangini was fired. Favre retired (for the second time) earlier than returning once more to play for the Vikings.
The Jets are hoping for a greater (and longer) stint with Packers’ Icon II. Proprietor Woody Johnson didn’t need to draw comparisons.
Aaron Rodgers traded to the Jets
On Monday, after months of hypothesis and rumors, the Jets and Packers came to an agreement on a trade that brings four-time NFL MVP Aaron Rodgers to New York.
The commerce instantly upgrades the Jets from rising staff to playoff contender with the hopes that Rodgers will assist break one of many longest energetic postseason droughts in sports activities.
The Jets obtain: Aaron Rodgers, No. 15 choose (2023) and No. 170 choose (2023).
The Packers obtain: No. 13 choose (2023), No. 42 choose (2023), No. 207 choose (2023) and a conditional second-round 2024 draft choose that conveys to a first-rounder if Rodgers performs 65% of the Jets’ performs in 2023.
What comes subsequent
The commerce nonetheless must be finalized — the phrases of Rodgers’ contract must be labored out — and despatched to the NFL.
Each groups will start feeling this deal as early as Thursday on the 2023 NFL Draft.
For the Packers, it’s now about getting fourth-year QB Jordan Love ready to take over. With Gang Inexperienced, it’s about getting a complete host of recent faces on the identical web page offensively.
“I actually don’t assume in these phrases,” Johnson mentioned. “I’m trying ahead. I’m simply so glad that the coach and normal supervisor put one thing collectively that’s enticing to [Rodgers].”
However Johnson mentioned he and former Jets normal supervisor Mike Tannenbaum reminisced Tuesday about buying and selling for Favre.
“You are taking every scenario because it exists and attempt to get higher,” Johnson mentioned. “That [Favre trade] was a reasonably attention-grabbing interval, too. That is, I believe, completely different in the way in which that it’s been a very long time, and we’ve bought slightly extra soccer information than we had maybe again then.”