After weeks and weeks of speculation, Aaron Rodgers' split from the Packers may or may not be imminent. NFL reporter Trey Wingo suggested Monday that a trade sending the future Hall of Fame quarterback to the Jets is practically "done." Several Jets players appeared to confirm the news by sharing their elation on social media. But there has still been no word from Rodgers, who previously hinted he'd announce his 2023 plans prior to the start of free agency, which unofficially began Monday.
While Rodgers landing with the Jets makes sense for all parties involved, what happens if A-Rod ultimately doesn't sign off on the move? New York has been broadcasting its desire for a proven veteran QB since long before the start of free agency, and some of the top alternatives — Derek Carr and Jimmy Garoppolo, for example — are already booked for new opportunities elsewhere.