It is unknown why Rodgers decided to leave Green Bay, but it is likely that he and Favre discussed different options.
Aaron Rodgers is heading to New York! After much speculation in the off-season, the Green Bay Packers have traded the NFL star to the New York Jets. ESPN reports that the two teams agreed to the terms of the deal on April 24, solidifying Rodgers’ future. According to the outlet, the Jets will get Rodgers in addition to two 2023 draft picks — number 15 and number 170. In exchange, the Packers will receive the number 13, 42, and 207th draft pick in 2023 as well as “a conditional 2024 second-round pick” that has a chance to move up to a first-round selection as long as Rodgers plays at least 65 percent of games with the Jets.
Many fans have taken to social media to weigh in on the trade, and obviously, the reviews are pretty mixed. “I’m disappointed that Aaron Rodgers is leaving the Packers just as the #Bears are building a roster to compete for the North,” one person tweeted regarding the longstanding Packers versus Bears rivalry. “I didn’t really want Aaron Rodgers, but there’s no question he’s a huge upgrade on the field, and the rest of the team is pretty, pretty good. So sign me up for this and let’s hope for the best,” another person wrote.
Interestingly enough, another one of the Green Bay Packers’ beloved quarterbacks, Brett Favre, also jumped ship from Green Bay to the New York Jets when he was 39 years old (the same age that Rodgers is now).