The Nozzles have interest in trading for Green Bay Packers QB Aaron Rodgers. Here’s the latest news…
March 1, 10:05 am
Aaron Rodgers appeared as a guest on Aubrey Marcus Podcast released on Wednesday and said he would “make a decision soon” about his future.
Rodgers spoke at length about his thought process for the decision, even saying he didn’t want to be like the former Green Bay Packers quarterback Brett Favreretirement and retirement process.
“It’s best for anyone who has an interest in this to make a decision sooner rather than later,” Rodgers said. “I remember before Favre retired, there were times in April and May, we weren’t sure if he was going to come back because he wasn’t coming to any of the offseason programs. Then in 2008 he actually retired in March and then he said, ‘No, no , no,’ in June after OTAs, ‘I actually want to come back and play.’ He was then traded to the Jets.
“Obviously there was a lot of tension that summer. For everyone directly and indirectly involved, it’s best to make a decision early. I feel very good about the conversations that are going to be had, that are being had with important people in my life.”
Rodgers added: “The decision is final. I don’t make it lightly. I don’t want to drag anybody around… I’ll make a decision soon and we’ll go down that road. I’ll be very excited about it.”
The 39-year-old recently went on a “dark retreat” to help decide whether to retire or continue playing football, he said during a recent appearance on The Pat McAfee Show.
If the four-time MVP decides to continue playing, he’s expected to be the Jets’ starting quarterback this offseason. SNY’s Connor Hughes.
However, Jets GM Joe Douglas he said at the NFL Combine that the team would like to make a decision on its future QB “sooner rather than later.” Douglas has to figure out if “the chances of potentially getting Rodgers are greater than signing [Derek] Carr now,” Hughes notes.
10 February 23, 9:10 am
Aaron Rodgers has come out of its “sanctuary in the dark,” the owner of the Oregon facility told ESPN.
Rodgers hasn’t decided if he wants to continue playing, which is part of the reason he retired, he said during a recent appearance on the The Pat McAfee Show.
“So I think it’s going to be important to get through this week and go into isolation and think about everything about my future,” Rodgers said.
Rodgers is expected to be the Jets’ first offseason target, per SNY’s Connor Hughes.
February 12, 3:22 p.m
In an unsurprising move, the Jets inquired about Rodgers’ availability with the Packers, according to ESPN’s Jeremy Fowler.
Rodgers recently said he would go on a “dark retreat” where he would spend four nights alone to think about his footballing future.
February 7, 4:24 p.m
The Las Vegas Raiders have been linked to Rodgers.
Hughes added that “the belief, according to multiple sources, is that the Packers plan to do whatever Rodgers asks of them. They’ll welcome him back if he wants to come back just as quickly as they’ll trade him if he prefers new scenery. There are some in the Green Bay building who work and expect Rodgers to be their quarterback next year.”
February 2, 4:25 p.m
Before heading to the celebrity golf tournament on Thursday, Rodgers was asked if he had any news to share. And Rodgers had them.
“I’m not going to San Fran,” Rodgers said of the possibility of ending up with the 49ers.
The Niners expect Jimmy Garoppolo leave via free agency, but will have Trey Lance and Brock Purdy. Purdy tore his UCL during the NFC title game, but is expected to be ready in time for the regular season.
Even if the 49ers were in need, it’s hard to imagine the Green Bay Packers trading Rodgers there.
February 10, 1, 9:57 p.m
Rodgers addressed the rumors surrounding him during a recent appearance on The Pat McAfee Showsaying he has not yet decided whether he will return to play next season.
“It seems like there are already conversations that don’t involve me that are interesting,” Rodgers said of his potential future in Green Bay.
“I’m not part of those conversations right now,” Rodgers added. “When I make up my mind one way or the other, you guys and the Packers and everybody else will know at some point.”
Rodgers also praised the new Jets OC Nathaniel Hackettwho was Rodgers’ OC with the Packers from 2019 to 2021.
“I love Hack. Hack is my guy. I love him and Megan and the kids,” Rodgers said. “They’re really special to me. We really bonded when he was in Green Bay. He made it fun. He made the room fun. He made the weeks fun.”
January 29, 10:47
Green Bay “prefers to move on” from Rodgers, who is “well aware of the Packers’ thoughts on the situation,” ESPN’s Adam Schefter reports.
Schefter cites the financial implications, the overall state of the franchise and the feelings between the team and Rodgers as reasons they want to move on.
January 26, 5:53 p.m
SNY’s Connor Hughes reported that the Jets hiring Nathaniel Hackett as their new OC gives the team a “direct connection” to Rodgers.
Hackett was Rodgers’ OC with the Packers from 2019 to 2021, which includes the years Rodgers won back-to-back MVP awards.
You think the 43-year-old Hackett turned down millions while sunning himself on the beach to handle the pressure of being the offensive coordinator of a playoff-mandated team whose only quarterback guarantee is a to-be-named-later veteran?
And he’s not signing Ryan Tannehill or Jimmy Garoppolo either. The only way Hackett risks further damage to his reputation if he knows a guy he can beat is on the road. Of course, that player could be the Raiders’ Derek Carr. But Carr is the consolation prize.