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Report: Aaron Rodgers to Jets growing more likely after team travels to meet with QB

The Packers QB is open to the idea of playing with the Jets, and conversations are on-going.

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7:35 a.m. update: The Jets met with Aaron Rodgers this week and ESPN’s Dianna Russini is reporting there is optimism inside the Jets’ organization that they are “on the brink” of acquiring the Packers quarterback. A trade would still need to be agreed to with Green Bay, but there appears to be overall progress in sorting this out.

2:15 p.m. Mar 7 update: The Jets are sending team officials out to meet with Rodgers for further conversations. If this turns into a trade, it cannot be formally executed until March 15 when the new league year starts.

Aaron Rodgers has not made any public decisions yet since emerging from his darkness retreat, but the longtime Green Bay Packers quarterback is reportedly in talks with the New York Jets. He has yet to make any commitments, but Pro Football Network’s Trey Wingo tweeted that Rodgers is “open to the idea” of playing in New York.

Rodgers’ predecessor, Brett Favre, also signed with the New York Jets after his years in Green Bay, but only stayed there for a year. Rodgers has also been linked to the Las Vegas Raiders and the Tennessee Titans in the NFL rumor mill, but nothing has been set in stone at this point.

The free agency signing period begins next week on March 15. The changes coming along with that may signal a decision for Rodgers on his next destination. The QB will turn 40 in the upcoming season, so whichever team trades for him will understand that they are not taking on a long-tern investment. He is signed through 2026 and there will be significant salary cap implications if the Packers are going to unload the occasionally disgruntled quarterback.