Things are happening, and they're happening quickly! The NY Jets are officially flying out to California to meet in person with Green Bay Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers.
This comes after the Jets met virtually with Rodgers over the last two days, the first time that they've been able to speak with him directly this offseason. The Packers notably gave permission to the Jets to speak with Rodgers.
This certainly implies that the two teams have agreed to at least the framework of a potential trade. It also suggests that Rodgers is seriously considering joining the Jets.
If all goes well in that meeting in California, we could probably expect an announcement within the next 24-48 hours. A trade could even be announced by later tonight.
Among those present on Woody Johnson's private jet are Johnson, general manager Joe Douglas, head coach Robert Saleh, offensive coordinator Nathaniel Hackett, and possibly others, per ESPN's Dan Graziano.
Expect the NY Jets/Aaron Rodgers situation to be resolved within the next couple of days
Derek Carr was the first domino to fall in the QB market as the four-time Pro Bowler officially signed with the New Orleans Saints on Monday. That left the Jets with only one viable and appealing quarterback target.
Fortunately for Gang Green, their only remaining target, Rodgers, has been their preference from the start. The Jets have been eyeing Rodgers as their top quarterback target since at least January.
Their reported "infatuation" with the future Hall of Famer was the worst-kept secret at the Senior Bowl, and it's become even clearer in the weeks following the event that Rodgers is their guy.
Things have progressed to the point where it feels like we will have a resolution within the next 24-48 hours. It seems unlikely that Rodgers would opt to retire after meeting with the Jets for multiple days, including having the team fly out all the way to California.
And it also seems unlikely that he'd opt to stay with Green Bay, given the numerous reports over the last few weeks indicating that the Packers want no part of Rodgers.
It feels like it's Jets or bust for Rodgers, and the inverse is likely true as well. In many ways, it's a match made in heaven.
The Jets have been searching for their quarterback savior since the days of Joe Namath. Soon enough, they might just land him.