The NY Jets are going to add a quarterback this offseason. Whether that player is Aaron Rodgers, Derek Carr, Jimmy Garoppolo, or another QB, it's going to happen.
Carr and Garoppolo won't require the Jets to surrender draft capital as both are set to be free agents, but the same can't be said for Rodgers. If the Jets are to acquire Rodgers, they'll have to send some draft picks to the Green Bay Packers.
That means an Aaron Rodgers trade would impact the direction the Jets take in the 2023 NFL Draft. Not only would it solidify the quarterback position, but it would also very likely remove some 2023 draft capital from their plans.
The NY Jets trade for Aaron Rodgers
We released an article a few weeks back detailing three potential trade packages for Rodgers. The baseline proposal we worked with for that story was roughly the package listed above.
The Jets part ways with a 2023 second-round pick and a conditional future first-round pick. Those conditions could be tied to roster status, individual achievements, or even team achievements. Either way, it has to be a conditional pick for this deal to make sense.
That means the Jets will have one less draft pick to use in this year's event, giving the team just five total selections. It's a fair price to pay to land a quarterback of Rodgers' caliber.
With the quarterback position now settled, how did the Jets approach the rest of their draft? Let's take a look at the results that we came up with.