The NY Jets are currently embroiled in the most substantial rumors surrounding the franchise in recent history. After suffering years of poor quarterback play, there seems to be a very real possibility that the Jets could land future Hall of Fame quarterback, Aaron Rodgers.
If a Rodgers trade does happen it is going to end up being the biggest move of the offseason. It won't just have an impact on the Jets, it will have a ripple effect throughout the entire league that changes the parity of the league as we know it.
Thus, the NFL insiders who report big trades are all scrambling to be the first to report new information. On Thursday morning, it appeared that Adam Schefter won the Aaron Rodgers trade race, as he subtly tweeted out that the Jets had made a trade.
That trade wasn't for Aaron Rodgers, as we all know by now. Instead, it was a deal bringing in safety Chuck Clark from the Baltimore Ravens for a 2024 seventh-round pick. While the trade itself is actually a pretty good one, the stink of Schefter trying to make a joke out of the Jets making a trade is outweighing the deal itself.
NY Jets fans can't take Adam Schefter seriously on the Aaron Rodgers news front anymore
Jets fans were not shy about giving their feedback in Schefter's replies both to the initial tweet and the follow-up tweet reporting the trade. Some through out the word clickbait, while others drew a line in the sand and declared that Ian Rapoport is the better NFL insider.
It is safe to say that Jets fans are not only rooting for the Rodgers trade to happen now but are also rooting for Rapoport to be the one to break the news. It is hard to take Schefter seriously on the Rodgers news front when he is making a mockery out of the excitement of a fanbase.
Maybe Aaron Rodgers was right when he said that Schefter (and Rapoport) don't know anything about him or what he is going to decide to do in 2023. Heck, maybe Rodgers will be the one to break the news himself on an appearance on 'The Pat McAfee Show'.
That would certainly be better than a respected NFL insider taking to Twitter simply in an attempt to rile up the Jets fanbase for nothing. It is not fair to Jets fans and it definitely is not fair to Chuck Clark.