NY Jets expect Aaron Rodgers to play 3 years, per report

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When the NY Jets made the decision to trade for Aaron Rodgers earlier this offseason, they did so with one end goal in mind. The Jets believe that Rodgers can lead this team to a Super Bowl.

Of course, there's been plenty of uncertainty surrounding Rodgers' future beyond 2023. After all, this is an individual who claimed he was 90 percent certain about retiring just a few months ago.

The Jets, however, aren't concerned. In fact, not only do they expect Rodgers to stick around past 2023, but the team reportedly believes he will play three seasons with the organization.

SNY's Connor Hughes insisted on Monday that "the Jets expect three years out of Rodgers." While nothing with Rodgers or the NFL is ever certain, the Jets seem to believe that their Super Bowl window could last longer than just a year or two.

The NY Jets believe Aaron Rodgers has a few more years left in him

At 39 years old, Rodgers is coming off a disappointing, injury-riddled 2022 campaign that saw him finish with more interceptions than any season since his first year as a starter and the lowest yards per attempt of his career.

Rodgers is undoubtedly winding down his playing career, but he's also still been named the NFL MVP in two of the last three seasons. The Jets believe that they're getting a quarterback who is still among the elite players at his position.

The hope is that the hefty investment in Rodgers isn't a one-year deal. With key players such as Sauce Gardner, Garrett Wilson, and Breece Hall on rookie contracts for another few years, the Jets have a unique opportunity to capitalize on their inexpensive core.

If Rodgers is the quarterback the Jets believe he will be, there's no reason this team can't compete with the NFL's best. That goes for 2023 and however long Rodgers stays in New York.

It's impossible to gauge Rodgers' mindset, and it's equally as impossible to predict how the 2023 season will unfold, but on the outside looking in, it certainly appears as though Rodgers is all-in on this Jets team.

He attended all 10 of the Jets' voluntary OTA practices. He's made a sizable effort to build chemistry with his new teammates on and off the field. He's even publicly admitted that he's having more fun than he's had in years.

4 standouts and 1 dud from the NY Jets' final OTA practice of the spring. 4 standouts and 1 dud from the NY Jets' final OTA practice of the spring. dark. Next

Only time will tell what the future holds for Rodgers in Florham Park, but the Jets seem to believe that, if all goes according to plan, they'll have a future Hall of Famer at quarterback for the next three years.