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Jets acquire Aaron Rodgers in blockbuster deal from Packers

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By Anthony Caruso III | Publisher

In August 2008, the New York Jets acquired a future Hall of Famer from the Green Bay Packers. Fast forward 15 years, and the two sides agreed to another deal featuring another future Hall of Famer.

The Jets acquired Brett Favre from the Packers in 2008. In 2023, the Jets acquired Aaron Rodgers from the Packers.

Former Green Bay Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers carries the ball against the Miami Dolphins during the first quarter of the game
Aaron Rodgers carries the ball against the Miami Dolphins during the first quarter of the game (Photo by Megan Briggs/Getty Images)

The Jets added Rodgers, the 2023 No. 15 overall pick, and a 2023 fifth-round draft pick. In exchange, the Packers received the 2023 No. 13 overall pick, a 2023 second-round draft pick, and a 2023 sixth-round draft pick.

The Packers also received a conditional 2024 second-round draft pick. This pick could potentially turn into another first-round draft pick should Rodgers play in 65% of the Jets’ plays.

Earlier this off-season, Rodgers went into a darkness retreat in Oregon. Before making this multi-day trip, he said that he wanted to retire. However, he revealed after the retreat on the Pat McAfee Show that he intended to play for the Jets.

Rodgers spent his entire career with the Packers before this blockbuster deal. The four-time MVP has appeared in 230 games in his career, including 223 starts. He has a 147-75-1 record as a starter.

He has gone 5,001 of 7,660 for 59,055 passing yards. He has thrown 475 touchdown passes and 105 interceptions.

In his final campaign with the Packers, he was 8-9 as a starter. He went 350 of 542 for 3,695 passing yards. Rodgers had 26 touchdown passes and 12 interceptions.

His final game with the Packers came in a Sunday Night Football loss to the Detroit Lions with the playoffs on the line. He went 17 of 27 for 205 passing yards. He also had one touchdown pass and one interception.

Rodgers will become the Jets’ starting quarterback. The team may trade Zach Wilson, the former No. 2 overall pick, during the upcoming NFL Draft, or keep him as a backup.

Wilson was 5-4 as a starter last season. He struggled on the field that he was replaced by Mike White and veteran signal-caller Joe Flacco.

He went 132 of 242 for 1,688 yards. He had six touchdown passes and seven interceptions.

White is now a member of the Miami Dolphins. Flacco has yet to sign with a team.

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Anthony Caruso III
Anthony Caruso III
Anthony Caruso III is the Publisher of The Capital Sports Report. He has been in the Journalism field since August 2002. Since that time, Mr. Caruso has covered many marquee events. This includes 13 Heisman Trophy ceremonies, 2 Little World Series events, and one Army-Navy College Football game.
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