NY Jets news: Aaron Rodgers rumors, Jets sweep ROTY, OC competition

Justin Fried
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The Aaron Rodgers trade rumors have really picked up over the last few days, and quite possibly the team most connected to those rumors has been the NY Jets.

From speculation to legitimate reports, the Jets seem to be one of the teams most likely to land Rodgers if he is, in fact, traded this offseason. Sports Illustrated's Albert Breer insisted that Jets owner Woody Johnson would "one-billion percent" get involved if Rodgers became available.

Numerous others have shared this sentiment as well, and it feels more and more likely that Rodgers is traded by the day. The cap situation would be tricky, but doable, and the Jets' need at the position is obvious.

Rodgers feels like he's on borrowed time in Green Bay. Now, the next question becomes, how aggressive will the Jets be in their pursuit?

Other NY Jets news

Jets sweep PFWA Rookie of the Year awards

Three Jets players were named to the Pro Football Writers Association All-NFL team on Monday. One day later, the PFWA accolades continued to pile up for the Jets as the organization swept Rookie of the Year awards.

Sauce Gardner was named the PFWA Defensive Rookie of the Year (as well as the overall Rookie of the Year) while Garrett Wilson earned PFWA Offensive Rookie of the Year honors.

The Associated Press (the most widely accepted outlet for Rookie of the Year awards) will present their winners during the NFL Honors show on Feb. 9. Gardner is all but a lock to win DROY while Wilson has once again emerged as the favorite to win OROY.

Jets have competition for OC candidate Joe Brady

The Jets reportedly requested permission to interview Buffalo Bills quarterbacks coach Joe Brady on Sunday, but they're not the only team interested. NFL Network's Mike Garafolo reported on Tuesday that the Los Angeles Chargers had also requested an interview with Brady.

That's bad news for the Jets given that the Chargers' vacant offensive coordinator job is arguably the most appealing open position in the NFL right now. As for the Jets' OC job, you'd be hard-pressed to find 1-2 less desirable vacant jobs.

The Jets' struggles to attract offensive coordinator candidates has been no secret to this point. They've already been rejected by the likes of Darrell Bevell and Bill Callahan who both opted to decline an interview.

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NFL insider Josina Anderson also reported late Tuesday night that the Jets were "out on some preferred choices." Brady might be included in that list of preferred choices the Jets have missed out on, especially now that the Chargers have come calling.

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