NFL Insider thinks Aaron Rodgers is either retiring or joining Jets
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ESPN's NFL insider Adam Schefter believes Aaron Rodgers will either retire or accept to come to the New York Jets. Rodgers, 39, is undecided about his NFL future but many believe that his days as the Green Bay Packers starting quarterback are done either way.
The Jets, who are looking to add a veteran quarterback this offseason, are closely monitoring the situation with Rodgers in Green Bay. "There continue to be more and more signs about him leaving Green Bay. My sense is ultimately it will come down to whether he wants to play elsewhere, which would be really the Jets, or whether he wants to retire.
To me, those are the two most logical options and the two most likely scenarios here. But again, we have not heard from Aaron Rodgers himself," Schefter said on ESPN's SportsCenter, per Athlon Sports.
When will Rodgers announce his decision?
Last week, Rodgers revealed that he concluded his darkness retreat.
Rodgers' retreat may be over but the star quarterback has yet to announce his decision. This week, Rodgers said he would prefer "to make a decision sooner rather than later." “It’s best for anybody who has an interest in this to make a decision sooner rather than later.
I remember before [Brett] Favre retired, there were times in April and May, we weren’t sure if he was going to come back because he didn’t come to any of the offseason program. Then in 2008, he actually did retire in March and then said, ‘No, no, no,’ in June after OTAs, I actually want to come back and play.
That’s when he was traded to the Jets. There was obviously a lot of tension that summer. For everybody involved directly and indirectly, it’s best for a decision earlier," Rodgers said on the Aubrey Marcus podcast.
Should Rodgers decide to continue playing, the Jets would very likely immediately contact the Packers to try to work out a trade.