Aaron Rodgers trashes Adam Schefter, ESPN in source fight over Jets trade
Soon-to-be New York Jets quarterback Aaron Rodgers is a mercurial figure who's never loved the spotlight or what it does to someone's personal life. Sounds like a perfect fit in the Big Apple!
On his way out of Green Bay in the coming days (or so he hopes), Rodgers announced his plans to join the Jets for 2023 on The Pat McAfee Show, though he acknowledged that the Packers are still standing in the way in a battle to polish off the compensation package.
In terms of recent reports about his "roster demands" or scoops regarding his intentions? Rodgers wants the world to know that those -- specifically whichever of them come out of Adam Schefter's mouth -- are BS. No matter which of them ultimately turn out to be true.
Rodgers announced on McAfee's show that, when Schefter reached out to him recently, he responded to the overture with, "Lose my number. Nice try."
Aaron Rodgers torches Adam Schefter, ESPN with text message
Moments later, Schefter stepped away from his desk to confirm Rodgers' report.
That's got to sting.
At least the Twitter replies were exceedingly kind to Schefter in his time of need -- oh, wait, nope, they weren't. They were quite mean to both parties.
While compensation has yet to be agreed upon, Rodgers has made his intentions clear, as well as muddied the waters regarding which other familiar names might be joining him.
So far, Allen Lazard has reportedly signed a four-year, $44 million deal in New York, with tight end Marcedes Lewis still in the Jets' sights (as well as on the Ravens' radar, somehow).
Keep calm and soldier on, though, Jets fans. The biggest domino, while it hasn't fallen yet, is on schedule to arrive. The only question remaining is whether Joe Namath will also lose his number.