3. NY Jets trade a conditional 2024 first-round pick and a 2023 third-round pick for Aaron Rodgers
If the Packers are serious about acquiring a first-round pick in some capacity, the Jets could still work out a trade for Rodgers. It might just require a bit of creativity from both sides.
We already covered why a conditional pick makes so much sense on the last slide, but rather than tie a condition to a Day 2 selection like in that proposal, this one is tied to a first-round pick.
The Jets don't give up anything more than a third-round pick in 2023, but they pair that with a possible 2024 first-round pick. The conditions for that selection could be tied to anything we've already discussed (roster status, team performance, individual performance, etc.).
This is probably a best-case scenario for Jets general manager Joe Douglas. There's no guarantee that Douglas is even with the organization in 2024. If Rodgers flops in New York, the Jets will likely clean house next offseason.
That leaves Douglas in a win-win scenario. Either Rodgers succeeds, and Douglas isn't exactly upset about losing future draft capital, or Rodgers fails, and Douglas isn't even around to feel the ramifications of the trade.
As for the Packers, they're able to potentially land the first-round pick they were looking for. It might be in the form of a conditional future first-round pick, but it counts for something.
Packers GM Brian Gutekunst is able to salvage a pretty appealing trade package even with Rodgers' market drying up. Both teams should be happy with this outcome.