Reports surfaced in recent days that the NY Jets and Green Bay Packers had essentially agreed to the framework of an Aaron Rodgers trade. It seemed as though both teams were just waiting on a decision from Rodgers.
However, that might not be the case.
NFL Network's Tom Pelissero reported Saturday afternoon that the Jets and Packers had not actually agreed to the framework of a trade. There have been discussions, but no trade has been agreed to just yet.
Pelissero insisted that the two teams will wait until Rodgers makes his decision before hammering out the specific details of the trade. Until that happens, everything remains on hold.
The NY Jets still don't have a trade agreed to for Aaron Rodgers
This seems to contradict an earlier report from SNY's Connor Hughes on Saturday that suggested a trade between the Jets and Packers was "essentially done." Hughes stated that both "sides have worked out what needs to be worked out."
So what does this mean for Rodgers? Is it possible the two teams don't actually agree to a trade, even if Rodgers says he wants to go to the Jets? I wouldn't be too concerned about that.
Both the Jets and Packers seem confident that they can make a deal work if Rodgers gives them the okay. It will be a complicated trade given Rodgers' contract situation, but both sides are motivated to make it happen.
The Jets and Packers need each other. If Rodgers decides that he wants to be traded to the Jets, both teams will have every incentive to make that deal work. If not, it would spell disaster for each organization.
Despite this report, it still seems very likely that the decision will ultimately come down to Rodgers. If he wants to retire, he will. If he wants to play for the Jets, he will.
As has been the case for a while now, everyone is just waiting on him to decide.