NY Jets news: Odell Beckham tease, Aaron Rodgers trade update

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The NY Jets have a fan in former NFL wide receiver Chad Johnson. The longtime Cincinnati Bengals wide receiver has previously shown support for Zach Wilson and the Jets and even campaigned to become the team's new wide receivers coach this offseason.

His support continued on Monday when he tweeted out a photo of Odell Beckham Jr. in a Jets jersey with the classic eye emoji caption. Johnson likely isn't breaking any news here, but it's clear that he'd like to see Beckham on the Jets.

The Jets remain one of the teams very much in the mix for the former All-Pro wide receiver. Following the Dallas Cowboys' addition of Brandin Cooks, that leaves the Jets with one less prominent suitor for Beckham.

Aaron Rodgers wants Beckham on the Jets, and the interest appears to be mutual. This one might actually happen.

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Aaron Rodgers trade 'won't be easy'

ESPN's Rich Cimini detailed just how difficult an Aaron Rodgers trade is to pull off for both the Jets and Green Bay Packers this weekend. It's the reason we're approaching a week of negotiations following Rodgers' public declaration to play for the Jets.

Cimini discussed factors such as Rodgers' contract, age, and uncertain future while discussing the hot-topic word of the week, "leverage." Who has more leverage in this situation, the Jets or the Packers?

In reality, neither team has much leverage. The Jets and Packers both benefit from this trade getting done as soon as possible, and neither side has a backup plan. Trading Rodgers to the Jets is the only feasible outcome.

The longest the Packers can realistically drag these trade talks out is the 2023 NFL Draft. That's the next soft deadline, although both sides would certainly love to have this deal wrapped up long before then. The wait continues.

Jets re-sign Nick Bawden

The Jets officially re-signed fullback Nick Bawden on Monday, per the NFL's transaction wire. They also hosted punter Thomas Morstead on a "visit," so it seems his signing could become official as soon as today.

Bawden spent the entire 2022 season on the injured reserve with an undisclosed injury. The former Detroit Lions sixth-round pick appeared in nine games for the Jets in 2021, and he played pretty well when he was out there.

It's unclear if new offensive coordinator Nathaniel Hackett plans to use a fullback with the Jets, but he has utilized the position quite a bit in the past, including last year in Denver.

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Bawden might have the inside track to the Jets' fullback job and a roster spot in 2023 if he can stay healthy.