NY Jets news: Aaron Rodgers trade talks resume, Jets like Peter Skoronski
By Justin Fried
The NY Jets and Green Bay Packers had seemingly put the eventual Aaron Rodgers trade on the backburner in the weeks leading up to the 2023 NFL Draft, but now that it's officially draft week, trade talks have reportedly resumed.
NFL Network's Ian Rapoport reported on Sunday that the Jets and Packers have "re-engaged on trade talks" after a "dormant couple of weeks." The hope is that the two sides will reach an agreement this week.
It was reported earlier in the week that Day 2 of the draft is seen as a "soft deadline" for a Rodgers trade. The Packers want to recoup 2023 draft capital in the Rodgers deal, and the only way to do that is to trade him before the Jets pick on Friday.
The expectation is that the Jets will include one of their two second-round picks in the Rodgers trade. Now that talks have resumed, there's a lot of optimism the deal is finalized by the end of the week.
Jets view Peter Skoronski as a tackle
Northwestern's Peter Skoronski is one of the more fascinating prospects in this year's draft class. While some teams see Skoronski as a high-floor tackle prospect, others don't believe he has the length and physical traits to hold up as a tackle at the next level.
The Jets are seemingly not one of those teams.
The Athletic's Dane Brugler is reporting that the Jets have Skoronski on their draft board as a tackle. Bruger insists that Skoronski's versatility could be a "big selling point" for the Jets, and he even suggested that the Jets could try him at center if they really wanted to.
Some teams have Skoronski on their draft board as solely a guard prospect. The Jets seem to have no reservations about him as a tackle, which certainly increases the odds they take him in the first round.
Ryan Tannehill is a contingency plan
The Jets are going to trade for Aaron Rodgers, but what if disaster strikes? What if the unthinkable happens and the deal falls through? Are they, for lack of a better word, screwed?
Not necessarily. One contingency plan could be Tennessee Titans quarterback Ryan Tannehill, who teams reportedly believe is being made available entering the 2023 NFL Draft.
ESPN's Jeremy Fowler reported on Sunday that Tannehill could be available in a trade and that the Titans aren't tied to him for the 2023 season. If the Rodgers trade falls through, the Jets could pivot to Tannehill.
Of course, Tannehill isn't the same caliber of player as Rodgers, but he's a starting-caliber quarterback who can still be had if the ultimate disaster takes place.