People inside NFL circles appear to imagine the New York Jets don’t have any plan B in thoughts in the event that they don’t purchase Inexperienced Bay Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers this offseason.
For a bit printed on Friday, “a longtime personnel government” advised ESPN’s Wealthy Cimini that the Jets’ entrance workplace and possession are “simply intoxicated with Rodgers” this spring.
“They’ve bought their soul now,” that government added concerning the Jets.
Even earlier than Rodgers confirmed throughout an look on The Pat McAfee Present earlier this month that he intends to play for the Jets later this 12 months, it was reported that he had equipped Gang Inexperienced with “a want listing of free brokers he’d like them to pursue and purchase” that included former Packers huge receiver Allen Lazard and free agent Odell Beckham Jr.
The Jets have since signed Lazard and reportedly have a “very actual” curiosity in Beckham, though some have steered that the membership could not have the ability to “afford” the three-time Professional Bowl choice primarily based on his alleged wage calls for.
“I’m not saying [Beckham] wouldn’t have a job — he’s nonetheless proficient — however I don’t know what baggage he’s bringing,” the personnel government stated. “He used to have that diva mentality. He’s toned it down — maturity occurred alongside the way in which — however I don’t see him as a $10 million or $12 million participant.”
Beckham and Rodgers publicly hinted all through the autumn as OBJ was recovering from the torn ACL he suffered throughout Tremendous Bowl LVI in February 2022 that they might at some point play alongside one another. How a lot cash Beckham is seeking to earn after he didn’t play a snap of significant soccer this previous season stays unclear, however the Jets have signed former Kansas Metropolis Chiefs receiver Mecole Hardman and been linked with former Dallas Cowboys working again Ezekiel Elliott.
Cimini famous that the Jets’ offseason actions coupled with free-agency rumors point out “that Rodgers finally touchdown in New York has made them a free-agent vacation spot.”
As Audacy’s Ryan Chichester identified, although, ESPN’s Adam Schefter lately reported that the 2 groups “have been stalled in” commerce talks. The Packers are not discussing Rodgers’ standing publicly and don’t have any motive to hurry a commerce except they’re happy with the compensation they obtain.
“If Rodgers likes [Beckham] and he’s , I’d have an interest, too, if I have been the Jets,” a veteran scout stated. That’s high-quality and all, nevertheless it additionally ignores Rodgers remains to be a Inexperienced Bay participant as of the fourth Friday of March.