Packers’ Aaron Rodgers says he wants to be traded to the Jets

Aaron Rodgers smiles in a Green Bay uniform.
Green Bay Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers practices on the field before a game against the New York Jets on Oct. 16.
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Aaron Rodgers has made his decision.

He wants to play for the New York Jets in 2023.

“Since Friday I made it clear my intention was to play and my intention was to play for the New York Jets,” the longtime Green Bay Packers quarterback said Wednesday on “The Pat McAfee Show.”


Rodgers said the deal isn’t done yet because the teams are still working on the trade details.

“I haven’t been holding anything up at this point, it’s been compensation that the Packers are trying to get for me and kind of digging their heels in,” he said.

Shortly after the interview, the Jets’ verified Twitter account tweeted several eyeball emojis and tagged the McAfee show.

Sauce Gardner burned the cheesehead hat he wore to celebrate a win over the Green Bay Packers to entice Aaron Rodgers to join the New York Jets.

March 10, 2023

Rodgers won four NFL MVP awards and one Super Bowl during his 18 seasons in Green Bay. His immediate future in the league has been unclear this offseason, with retirement, returning to the Packers and being traded to another team all seemingly on the table.

The future Hall of Famer pondered that future during a four-day darkness retreat. He confirmed he met with members of the Jets organization last week.

“I think it is interesting at this point to step back and look at the whole picture, my side — love and appreciation, gratitude for everything that Green Bay has done for me. Just so much love and gratitude and heart open for the Packer fans and what it meant to be their quarterback. And also the reality of the situation. It is what it is — the Packers would like to move on.”