green Bay Packers Quarterback Aaron Rodgers is set to make $60 million next season, making trading for the four-time league MVP a daunting endeavor for any NFL team.
However, on Tuesday Rogers accepted He doesn’t anticipate the price tag being an issue if he does indeed decide to play another season.
“Yeah, it’s a lot of money,” he admitted on “The Pat McAfee Show.”
“I don’t think there will be a scenario where I come back and that number will be there. I think it will definitely — definitely things have to move.”
He continued, “I think a lot of the teams due to COVID The ones that are tied up and you’re seeing with a lot of different contracts, they’re putting money into deals. They are creating some sort of zero year to allow for easier cap hits. So there will definitely have to be some adjustments.”
Rodgers has not committed to play another season – either with the Packers or any other team. However, NFL insider Ian Rapoport cautioned this week that any trade involving Rodgers would not only be a big ask financially, but would also involve some high draft picks.
“So, you could do it, but it’s an astronomical amount for a quarterback,” he said on the show on Monday.
If Rodgers decides to play and the Packers are willing to trade, he will have several potential landing spots; However, one team in particular stands out because of its longstanding quarterback issues and willingness to pay.
New York Jets owner Woody Johnson Said earlier this month that he would “absolutely” be willing to spend big to get a veteran quarterback on the roster after another tumultuous year for second-year QB Zach Wilson.
“We have a limit, so there’s an amount you can spend. But, yeah, yeah, it’s kind of lacking.”