Jets feel they are 'on the brink' of landing Aaron Rodgers



by DZEVAD MESIC

Jets feel they are 'on the brink' of landing Aaron Rodgers

The New York Jets left the meeting with Aaron Rodgers "excited and optimistic that they can sign the quarterback," per ESPN's Dianna Russini. This week, Jets owner Woody Johnson along with general manager Joe Douglas, head coach Robert Saleh and offensive coordinator Nathaniel Hackett flew to Los Angeles to meet Rodgers.

According to Russini, the Jets are optimistic that "they are on the brink of landing Rodgers." "In the wake of an extensive in-person meeting between Aaron Rodgers & New York Jets brass, including owner Woody Johnson, there's optimism in the Jets’ organization that they are on the brink of landing the future Hall of Fame QB, sources close to the situation tell ESPN," Russini reported.

Jets owner 'optimistic' they will land Rodgers

"While optimism existed before the California meeting, Woody Johnson felt it was important to meet in person, sources said.

Johnson left the meeting excited and satisfied about the potential match," Russini said in another tweet. Since Rodgers it still under the contract with the Green Bay Packers, he was only able to meet with the Jets after the Packers gave him the permission to do so.

Now that the Jets are feeling optimistic about their chances of landing Rodgers, they have started their conversations with the Packers regarding the possibility of finding the right trade package for Rodgers. "As the Jets internally are working under an optimism that this will happen, the Jets and the Packers remain engaged in conversations about compensation and contract, sources said.

Those conversation already started before the meeting," Russini noted.

Earlier this offseason, the Jets met with Derek Carr. This week, Carr signed a four-year deal with the New Orleans Saints.

But even before Carr signed with the Saints, it was known that the Jets' top priority was signing Rodgers. It remains to be seen if Rodgers will indeed end up in New York.

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