3 trade packages the NY Jets can offer for Aaron Rodgers

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2. The Corey Davis trade package

If the Jets don't want to give up a top 50 pick in this year's draft, they could push some of that draft capital back to 2024. This would also help a Packers team that would be strapped for cap space this season.

Trading Rodgers would handcuff the Packers with one of the largest cap hits in NFL history. It requires money to sign draft picks, and given how tight Green Bay will be against the cap, perhaps pushing that draft capital to 2024 would make some sense.

In this scenario, the Jets send a 2023 third-round pick to the Packers, along with conditional 2024 first and second-round picks, as well as wide receiver Corey Davis. They receive Rodgers and a 2023 seventh-round pick in return.

There's a lot going on in this trade proposal, so let's break down the easy stuff first. The Jets send a 2023 third-round pick instead of a second and throw in Davis who is a potential cap casualty this offseason.

The Packers have shown interest in Davis in the past, and he could help bolster a depleted receiving corps, especially with Allen Lazard and Randall Cobb set to hit free agency. Ultimately, though, he's mostly a throw-in.

The real value comes with the conditional 2024 first and second-round picks. In this scenario, I'd say the first-round pick would be dependent on whether or not Rodgers retires. If Rodgers is on the Jets' roster come Week 1 of 2024, the pick would be transferred.

The second-round pick, however, could be performance-based. This could be one of those Calvin Ridley-like conditional picks that can stretch anywhere between a second and, say, a fourth-round pick.

If the Jets reach the Super Bowl with Rodgers, it can be a second-round pick. If they make the playoffs, it's a third-round pick. If they miss the playoffs entirely, then it's a fourth-round pick.

It's complicated, sure, but so too is this entire situation. Conditional picks are necessary for any Rodgers trade, and this one provides the Jets with security and the Packers with upside.