NFL Insider drops shock bomb on Aaron Rodgers delayed Jets trade citing dead salary-cap hit :”It feels unlikely at this point”

It seems the saga of Aaron Rodgers and the Green Bay Packers is going to prolong more as they couldn’t finish all the aspects yet, and the New York Jets are also hanging in the process.

After a lengthy drama, the Packers star quarterback decided to join the Jets for an 18-year stint. The decision was inevitable following a failure performance from the player and team. They have gone back and forth for quite a long time over the decision of the star’s future with the team.

However, the drama is still ongoing; the Packers couldn’t draw up the financial paperwork for Aaron, and an NFL insider shed some light on the matter.

What happened to Aaron Rodgers’ deal?

The 39-year-old veteran is eager to relocate to New York to end his career, but they have reached a financial crossroads. The Athletic’s NFL insider Zack Rosenblatt has come up with the latest updates regarding the deal of the moment.

“It feels unlikely at this point that the Packers and Jets will agree to terms on a Rodgers trade before April 27,” Zack said. “The Packers will carry a dead salary-cap hit of $40.3 million if they trade the future Hall of Famer before June 1.”

“The Packers can spread that $40.3 million dead cap over two seasons—$15.8 million in 2023 and $24.5 million in 2024—and thus create more cap space this offseason,” Rosenblatt explained.

The Packers want a 2023 second-round draft pick and a guaranteed 2024 first-round pick. But the Jets wouldn’t like to pay that much for the four-time MVP considering his age and retirement.

However, as the stall happens, the triangle of Jets-Rodgers-Packers is going to go round and round for more days. The fans, on the other hand, are growing annoyed at this Mary-go-round.

Shahbaj Arefin

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Shahbaj Arefin is a professional Sports Content Writer at SportsZion. He mostly covers NBA, alongside NFL and MLB. His favorite basketball player is Michael Jordan. Arefin is also a football enthusiast. He is a die-hard supporter of Argentina and Chelsea FC, frequently posting on Facebook during the their matches.


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