slats Posted March 17 Share Posted March 17 1 hour ago, PFSIKH said: All the leverage? The Jets have a solid team everywhere, but the QB. The Packers leverage is the Jets are looking at trotting out Zach Wilson, an as yet to be named drafted rookie QB in an admittedly poor QB draft class or the likes of Wentz, Bridgewater or Matt Ryan. All the leverage? Yes, all of it. Packers have to unload that contract and the only way they can unload is by trading it. The Jets are the only team willing to do that. The Jets can drop their offer to the lowest point where no other team is still willing to get in. As long as they’re the only team willing to trade for Rodgers, the Packers have to trade him to the Jets. They cannot have that contract on their books. The pressure for the Jets is as you laid out, but it’s not in the same stratosphere as the financial pressure the Packers are under. Unless or until another team decides to bid on Rodgers, the Jets have certainty that Rodgers will be traded to them eventually. Waiting until after June 1 would help the Packers with this year’s cap, but total amount they have to clear would remain the same. They have a big charge coming from Rodgers contract in 2024, regardless, and would probably be better off getting the $8.6M taken off this year’s cap to lessen that blow. 2 Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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