With the 2023 NFL Draft kicking off in less than a week, the New York Jets and Green Bay Packers hope to make a trade happen soon.
The Jets and Packers have recently re-engaged in trade talks surrounding quarterback Aaron Rodgers, NFL Network Insider Ian Rapoport reported Sunday afternoon, per sources.
Rapoport added that although a deal is not imminent, the teams are at least talking and hope a deal can be done this week.
The news comes rolling in at the perfect time with the draft around the corner. The Packers currently hold 10 selections in the draft, while the Jets have a total of six picks. New York has the No. 13 overall selection in the first round and Nos. 42 (from Cleveland) and 43 in the second. One or two of the Jets' picks seem likely to be involved in any Rodgers deal.
Rodgers, 39, has earned 10 Pro Bowl nods in his 18 seasons with Green Bay. The four-time AP Most Valuable Player winner and Super Bowl XLV champion said in March that he intended to play for New York this season, but since then all sides have been mostly quiet on the topic.
The latest update between the Jets and Packers was a couple of weeks ago, when Green Bay president Mark Murphy said he couldn't “really get into that” after being asked about a Rodgers trade.
Earlier this month, Jets general manager Joe Douglas gave a positive outlook on Rodgers' situation, saying the quarterback is “gonna be here” before the season starts.
With the clock ticking on a Rodgers deal involving any 2023 selections, New York and Green Bay could come to an agreement before the draft -- if not during it.