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Jets, Packers complete blockbuster Aaron Rodgers trade
Aaron Rodgers is finally headed to the New York Jets.
The Jets and Green Bay Packers completed the long-discussed trade on Monday, ESPN and NFL Network reported, with the conditions including a first-round pick swap.
The Jets and Packers are swapping first-round draft picks in this week’s draft, allowing the Packers to move up two spots to No. 13. Green Bay is also receiving one of the Jets’ two second-round picks, No. 42 overall; a 2023 sixth-round pick; and a conditional 2024 second-round pick that will become a first as long as Rodgers plays 65% of the Jets’ offensive snaps next season.
In addition to receiving the 15th overall pick from Green Bay, the Jets picked up a Packers fifth-rounder.
The four-time MVP is expected to solve the Jets’ long-running quarterback woes and help the team make a run at the playoffs.
With the Sacramento Kings making their first postseason since 2006, the Jets have the longest active playoff drought in the four major professional sports leagues, having last made the promised land in the 2010 season.
–Field Level Media