OTA attendance stands to matter much less for Rodgers right here in comparison with another legendary QBs who modified groups. Whereas Peyton Manning and Tom Brady have been becoming a member of new offensive programs — schemes finally tailor-made to the all-time greats’ preferences — Rodgers will comply with new Jets OC Nathaniel Hackett to the Large Apple. Whereas Hackett didn’t name performs in Inexperienced Bay, Rodgers has spoken extremely of him. It’s protected to anticipate Hackett to put in the offense Matt LaFleur makes use of in Inexperienced Bay.
However Rodgers attending voluntary exercises will permit for time for him to develop a rapport with the non-Allen Lazard talent gamers on the Jets’ roster. It took Romeo Doubs and Christian Watson some time to be on the identical web page as Rodgers final season. It seems the relocating QB will make a change as he adjusts to the likes of Garrett Wilson, Mecole Hardman and the Jets’ tight finish corps. Corey Davis, for now, additionally stays a Jet.
Anticipated spring attendance apart, Rodgers shouldn’t be but committing to taking part in past this season. The 15-year Packers starter didn’t shut down a 2024 return, by way of the Washington Publish’s Mark Maske (Twitter hyperlink), however he’ll proceed a year-to-year association. Rodgers, 39, as soon as sounded occupied with taking part in into his 40s. In recent times, nevertheless, he had flirted with retirement. This offseason, Rodgers admitted he was “90% retired” earlier than his winter darkness retreat.
Though rumors indicated Rodgers’ potential return in 2024 might find yourself affecting the groups’ commerce package deal, Monday’s settlement didn’t embody any time period fluctuation concerning the QB’s plans past this yr. The one conditional element to the commerce is Rodgers’ 2023 participation. If he performs no less than 65% of the Jets’ offensive snaps this season, the 2024 choose exchanged might be upgraded to a primary. If an harm prevents Rodgers from hitting that benchmark, the Packers will gather a second-rounder.
When the Jets went by way of an identical course of with Brett Favre in 2008, the staff ended up receiving only one season from Rodgers’ Packer predecessor. Favre retired for a second time, and the Jets launched his rights. Language within the 2008 commerce successfully prevented the Jets from buying and selling Favre to the Vikings, his 2009 vacation spot and the staff largely went with rookie-contract QBs for the following 15 years. Zach Wilson‘s efficiency over the previous two seasons, nevertheless, modified the group’s plans. Rodgers might be anticipated to make the Jets a Tremendous Bowl contender in a loaded AFC.
Extra changes are coming to Rodgers’ contract, however Pelissero provides he did make a change to his deal that saved the Packers some money. He signed a revised Inexperienced Bay deal Tuesday afternoon; the restructure pushes all however a minimal wage and a small exercise bonus into 2024. The anticipated transfer will save the Pack $14.58M in 2023 cap house (all
hyperlinks). Rodgers’ three-year, $150.8M deal now features a $107.6M cost in 2024; that may clearly be adjusted in some unspecified time in the future.
For these , Rodgers will put on No. 8 (his quantity at Cal) out of respect to Joe Namath, whose Jets No. 12 jersey is retired.