Jets GM Joe Douglas says Aaron Rodgers 'is going to be here'
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New York Jets general manager Joe Douglas has said that Aaron Rodgers "is going to be here." Nearly a month has passed since Rodgers announced to the world that he accepted to come to the Jets. But Rodgers is still with the Green Bay Packers as the Jets and Packers are playing the cat-and-mouse game.
But Douglas is confident that they will eventually agree with the Packers on a trade compensation for Rodgers. “He’s gonna be here,” Douglas told fans at a WFAN event in New York.
Where are the Jets-Packers in the Rodgers situation
This week, ESPN's NFL insider Jeremy Fowler said "a lot of this deal remains pretty much done." Also, Fowler mentioned the NFL draft as the timeline for when the Jets and Packers could agree on a trade for Rodgers.
"A lot of this deal, I'm told, remains pretty much done. They're close, just they have some of those draft compensation considerations that they have to shake out. Most people I talked to around the league believe closer to the draft, maybe even on day one, when teams are getting on the clock pretty soon that this will shake out.
But I'm told the Jets have been planning with their draft prep to have their No. 13 overall pick. That's not a major consideration to have to give up to the Packers in a trade," Fowler said on SportsCenter. After meeting with the Jets brass, Rodgers announced on March 15th that his intention was to continue his career in New York.
"At this point, as I sit here, I think since Friday I've made it clear that my intention was to play and my intention was to play for the New York Jets. I haven't been holding anything up at this point," Rodgers said on March 15th. The Jets believe Rodgers is the quarterback who can lead them to the Promised Land.