NY Jets News: Let the Rodgers contraction negotiations begin, SI predicts playoff run
As the NY Jets continue on this offseason, the biggest elephant in the room is no doubt what the team will do when it comes to the massive contract of Aaron Rodgers. It's going to take a lot of work on both sides to renegotiate a new contract but hopefully, it'll be sooner rather than later that both sides come to a mutual deal and everyone can move forward to the new season ahead.
A lot of media outlets are predicting big things for the Jets in 2023 and rightfully so. This team has playoff contender written all over it at this point in time so it's nice to see the Jets get a lot of early praise for now. Of course, it won't be long until football games that actually matter are here and it'll be time to see if the Jets are pretenders or contenders in the grand scheme of things.
We have a long wait ahead but hope is in the air and hopefully, everything falls into place for the Jets. It's been so long since Gang Green made the playoffs that it's about time they're in a great position to finally end this playoff drought. Whatever they accomplish after making the postseason will be icing on the cake.
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NFL Rumors: Aaron Rodgers, Jets 'Are in the Process of Renegotiating His Contract' [Joseph Zucker, Bleacher Report]
Let the negotiations begin! One can only imagine how long it's going to take but hopefully, a new contract is agreed upon before the regular season starts so it's not a distraction or anything. That's the last thing the Jets need to have this lingering around longer than it needs to be.
Frelund's NFL Win Total Projections Land Jets in Playoffs [Ralph Ventre, Sports Illustrated]
Honestly speaking, it's easy to say that yes, the Jets at least on paper look like a playoff-contending team. If Rodgers stays healthy, he's exactly what the franchise needed to jumpstart any and all postseason hope. The Jets should land in the 10-12 wins range in 2023 and that should be enough to earn them a playoff spot. Hopefully, that's what they achieve since anything can truly happen once they get their ticket into the NFL Playoffs.
How Jets' Will McDonald went from off year to top pass-rushing prospect [Rich Cimini, ESPN]
I was very shocked when I saw the Jets drafting yet another pass rusher with their first-round pick but we'll see how everything pans out over the next few years. Defense wins football games so to have another top pass-rushing specialist wreaking havoc on gameday is always a great thing.