NY Jets QB Aaron Rodgers plans to play beyond 2023
By Justin Fried
Aaron Rodgers is coming to Florham Park, and he isn't expecting his stay to be a short-term vacation. The NY Jets fully expect Rodgers to play more than one season, and that appears to be in Rodgers' plans as well.
SNY's Connor Hughes reported Monday evening that "all Aaron Rodgers wants to do is win." He followed that statement up by insisting that "his reworked contract and desire to play beyond 2023 reflect that."
According to Hughes, Rodgers has a desire to play beyond 2023. The Jets are reportedly "cautiously optimistic" that Rodgers will be the team's quarterback for the next 2-3 seasons.
Yahoo Sports' Charles Robinson also reported on Monday that the Jets view the Rodgers endeavor as a "two-year plan" and that the team "feels pretty good" about the possibility that Rodgers plays in 2024.
There are no guarantees in the NFL, especially when dealing with someone like Rodgers, but the Jets seem to believe that this isn't a one-year rental. And according to Hughes, Rodgers feels the same way.
Aaron Rodgers isn't a one-year rental for the NY Jets
Every indication is that the Jets are getting a motivated and determined Rodgers in 2023. ESPN's Adam Schefter even noted on NFL Live that Rodgers "wants to be a part" of the Jets' offseason program.
Rodgers, notably, hadn't attended the Packers' offseason program in years. Now that he's with his new team, however, the future Hall of Famer is ready and willing to put in the extra work.
A lot can change over the course of an NFL season, but as of now, Rodgers appears determined to win with the Jets, even if it takes more than one year.
The extra insurance the Jets received from Rodgers might be why they were willing to make a deal with the Packers that didn't include any 2025 draft pick protections, as they had been rumored to covet.
If Rodgers retires after one season, the Jets will not receive any draft compensation in return. That suggests they strongly believe he will play more than one season.
The exact details of his contract haven't been revealed yet, but reports from both Hughes and Robinson imply it will be structured in a way that benefits the Jets in the short term. They're going all in on winning while they have Rodgers — and it's hard to blame them.
Aaron Rodgers is one of the greatest quarterbacks in NFL history. He's a player who has been named MVP in two of the last three seasons. And he's someone who has made the Jets one of the most talked about teams in the league.
The Jets are committed to Rodgers, and it seems as though the feeling is mutual.