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  1. From Robert Dalton (@RobertDalton02): What would a Jets package for Aaron Rodgers look like?

    Robert, let’s say this year’s second-rounder (43rd) and a conditional 2025 pick that’ll ride on how well Rodgers plays, and whether he plays in ’24. I might be wrong, but based on what I know, I don’t think the Jets will have to give up this year’s first-round pick.


    From Seán (@sonofmalachynyc): Will NYJ have to trade No. 13 in any potential deal for Aaron Rodgers?

    Seán, I don’t think so. And there’s a valuable lesson in that, in the end, it may not even cost the Jets a first-round pick to get Aaron Rodgers. When you trade a player, the trade isn’t simply the player’s skill level at the time of the deal. It’s about his contract. It’s about his age. It’s about the number of teams that are interested. In this case, those things are working against Green Bay GM Brian Gutekunst.

    • The contract gives Rodgers all the leverage. He’s due a $58.3 million option bonus (which prorates over four years for a new team), plus a $1.165 million base. I don’t know whether the Jets are willing to pay him $59.465 million in 2023, or if they’d be looking for a discount on that. What I do know is neither they, nor any other team, will trade for Rodgers’s contract without knowing Rodgers is on board with going. And the number also works to crush his trade value, because the more you pay in cash, the less you’re willing to give up in picks.


    • Rodgers turns 40 in December. That means, if you’re another team, you’re not looking at five years from him—like the Browns (Deshaun Watson) or Broncos (Russell Wilson) or Rams (Matthew Stafford) could reasonably expect from the quarterbacks they got in trades. In this case, it’s year-to-year, and a second year won’t come cheap. He’s due a $47 million base and $2.25 million base in 2024, when he’ll turn 41. (Remember, when you trade first-round picks, you’re trading five years of control over ascending talents.)

    • Because of this, among other factors, there’s a narrow path to landing Rodgers. You have to have the money and be willing to pay it. You have to have a win-now roster, otherwise you wouldn’t be pursuing him in the first place. You have to have flexibility to add players he might want to bring with him. You have to have a coaching staff he wants to work with, and geography that he likes. It’s a lot of boxes to check. It’s why, in the end, there were really only two teams in the running for Tom Brady. I can’t imagine.  I can’t imagine there’ll be many more for Rodgers.

    That, by the way, isn’t an affront to Rodgers as a player—he can still play, and we’ve seen what happens with motivated all-time greats (Brady, Brett Favre, Joe Montana) when they land on new teams. It’s just the way NFL trades work. They’re about way more than just how good a player is. Which is why I don’t think trade comp will be a stumbling block at all, if there’s a Jets-Packers deal to be done here.

  2. From Albert Breer's Mailbag


    From Michael Marino (@MichaelMarino37): Saleh mentioned the Jets had Garrett Wilson above Drake London on their board. Is that legit or is he just saying that to excite fans?


    I don’t think Robert Saleh is kidding. My understanding is that Wilson was the No. 1 receiver on the Jets’ board, and a big reason why, as I see it, is he has the sort of complete skill set that gives the ceiling to become a true No. 1 receiver. The Jets already have complementary pieces at the position, in Elijah Moore and Braxton Berrios, and this year’s 10th pick has a chance to grow into the type of threat that’ll open things up for them.

    If you want to get excited, here are three comps for Wilson I’ve heard over the last few years: DeAndre Hopkins, Stefon Diggs, CeeDee Lamb. All of those guys are averaged-sized receivers with go-go gadget arms who play much bigger than they are, and can attack the defense on all three levels. To me, that’s who Wilson is, too.

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  3. My 10 favorite scheme and player fits from the 2022 NFL Draft: Ted’s Film Room


    6. Breece Hall, RB, New York Jets

    Play style: Patient runner with excellent vision
    Scheme: Outside zone

    Breece Hall runs with unusual patience, setting up his blocks and exploding upfield when a crease opens. Has a natural feel for cutting at the best angles to find the open field. He doesn’t need to waste a lot of space and time to make people miss, can do so with quick moves and easily layers on moves when he needs to. The natural comparison for Hall is Le’Veon Bell because of how he takes his time behind the line of scrimmage. Hall is the best zone runner in the class and he’ll be going to an outside zone system with the Jets.

    Right now, he’s a better inside zone runner than outside. When running outside zone, there are times when he’ll look to set up the vertical cut too early when he should be pressing the outside but this can be coached out of him. His feel for manipulating defenses and finding creases is uncommon and he’ll be fun to watch in this style of offense.

    Also, offensive coordinator Mike LaFleur wants to have versatile weapons so that he can create mismatches and confusion with his personnel groupings. Hall had 83 receptions in his college career but didn’t run many routes downfield. In this offense, he’ll be asked to run “choice” routes and occasionally split out wide. He’ll need to refine his route running so he could truly be a weapon in the passing game — he has the hands and cutting ability to do it.



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