Aaron Rodgers is a man in demand. As one of the league’s most talented quarterbacks, the world has been waiting with bated breath to see where he will land in this year’s NFL free agency. However, his continued silence has caused some unrest among fans and team executives alike.
Expectations were that Rodgers would announce his decision on Monday morning, just before the start of the free agency negotiating window. However, as the day progressed, it became clear that there would be no news coming from Rodgers. This delay has caused some concern among Jets fans, who were hoping that he would land with their team.
Why is this delay causing such a stir?
As the day wore on, more and more quarterback options were being taken off the table. Jimmy Garoppolo, who was seen as a possible fallback option for the Jets, agreed to a deal with the Raiders.
Mike White, who could have been a viable option for the Jets, signed with the Dolphins. With these alternatives out of the picture, the Jets are now counting on Rodgers to accept a trade. However, with no word from him, the situation is becoming increasingly tense.
What are the Jets’ other options other than Aaron Rodgers?
If Rodgers rejects the Jets’ offer and retires, they will have to turn their attention to other quarterbacks. Jacoby Brissett and Baker Mayfield are the top remaining free-agent quarterbacks. However, if they are not able to land either of these players, they may look to Ravens quarterback Lamar Jackson, who had the non-exclusive franchise tag applied to him last week. Yet, it is unlikely that Jets owner Woody Johnson would be willing to give Jackson a fully guaranteed contract.
Earlier in the day, it was reported that Rodgers, the Packers, and the Jets had agreed on a trade. However, sources later confirmed this was inaccurate, and nothing came of it. With no news from Rodgers, the situation remains uncertain.
As Aaron Rodgers continues to keep the NFL world waiting with bated breath, teams and fans are becoming increasingly anxious about his decision. With other quarterback options being taken off the table, the Jets are counting on Rodgers to accept their offer. However, if he decides to retire or reject their offer, they will need to explore other options. Only time will tell what the future holds for this talented quarterback.