Aaron Rodgers Confirms Move to the New York Jets

On Wednesday, quarterback Aaron Rodgers said on “The Pat McAfee Show” that his intentions are to play for the New York Jets this season.

Rodgers made the decision as recently as Friday, and he is not holding up a trade that still isn’t finalized.

Sources say that Rodgers, the Jets, and the Packers are in close contact as details are hammered out for the final stages of a potential deal. It would require restructuring Rodgers’ contract and agreeing on trade compensation.

Rodgers said on the show, “I made it clear my intention was to play and to play for the New York Jets, and I haven’t been holding anything up. It’s the compensation that the Packers are trying to get… the Packers want to move on and have let me know that in so many words.”

Rodgers made the announcement after going on a four-day darkness retreat to consider his future, during which he was fairly confident he’d retire. But when he returned from the retreat, Rodgers said something changed with the Packers’ previous stance towards him that they wanted him to finish his career in Green Bay. He says he wished they had been more direct with him at the start of the offseason.

He added, “I fucking love that city. I love that organization and always going to have love for that organization. The facts are right now, they want to move on, and now so do I.”

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