Aaron Rodgers officially traded.. what does it mean for the Patriots

Aaron Rodgers officially a New York Jet


Aaron Rodgers officially a New York Jet.

Earlier this evening ESPN NFL reporter Adam Schefter reported breaking news during his NFL Live segment of the trade being official that the Green Bay Packers sent Aaron Rodgers to the New York Jets. In return, the Packers receive Pick No. 13 and a 2nd-round pick (42nd overall) in this year’s draft along with a 6th-round pick as well. Also Green Bay gets a conditional 2024 2nd-round pick that could become a 1st if Rodgers were to play 65% percent of the snaps this upcoming season, per Schefter. This trade has been looming for a very long time since Rodgers announced on the Pat McAfee podcast earlier this offseason. It was all making sense when the Jets signed WR Allen Lazard from the Packers and also added the speedy receiver from the Kansas City Chiefs Mecole Hardman.


Schefter Rodgers Twitter trade details

What this means for the New England Patriots after Aaron Rodgers trade?

Patriots QB’s Bailey Zappe and Mac Jones.

This was not the news that New England Patriots fans and the team wanted to hear early Monday evening. This means that the Patriots will be playing Rodgers twice a season and now the division even looks a lot tougher to win or possibly get 2nd place. Quarterback Mac Jones is now clearly the 4th best franchise signal caller in the division behind Buffalo Bills QB Josh Allen, Jets QB Rodgers, and Miami Dolphins QB Tua Tagovailoa. With the trade being official where does New England go next? The draft is upcoming and they hold the 14th pick which they should use on a WR. The Patriots have been linked to many prospects but I like one in particular in Boston College WR Zay Flowers. Flowers had a great senior season in 2022, catching 78 receptions with 1,077 yards receiving and adding 12 touchdowns.

Can New England still compete in the division?

Patriots DE Matthew Judon

I believe that the Patriots can still compete in the division or even the AFC after this trade. Granted the 2022 campaign they came up short of the playoffs with an (8-9) record and Jones regressed at QB after Josh McDaniels left for the Vegas head coach vacancy. But it was a struggle with Joe Judge and Matt Patricia running the offense last year. Looking ahead for this year in 2023 Bill O’Brien returns as the offensive coordinator and already has hit the ground running this off-season. Look for Mac and the offense to look better by the time the regular season starts in September.


Kenneth Matias, contributing writer for couchguysports.com For all your latest news surrounding anything in the sports world feel free to check out his Twitter .



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