Rodgers “Intends To Play For New York Jets”
New York Jets owner Woody Johnson appears to be closer to his dream quarterback or his second one, if you count Brett Farve. With almost a half of a million viewers watching The Pat McAfee Show on YouTube.com on Wednesday afternoon, Aaron Rodgers announced his intentions to play for the New York Jets.
Rodgers expressed his love for Green Bay and dozens of people in the organization, businesses and fans. However, the MVP quarterback said that the announcement shouldn't be a surprise. He made his decision last Friday. I am not sure many people did but one thing is for sure, the deal is not done. The Jets and the Green Bay Packers must still complete a trade. In the NFL, that can be sticky.
Rodgers expressed his disappoint to McAfee and co-host AJ Hawk about how the Packers handled his situation. He came out of his "darkness retreat." He was surprised that Green Bay moved on from him without telling him. During that time, Packers' general manager Brian Gutekunst made it clear that the team was moving on from Rodgers.
Rodgers told McAfee that he told ESPN's Adam Schefter to "lose my number." The NFL pundit tweeted the Rodgers' text later on like a badge of honor. The MVP quarterback said he did not give the Jets a "demand" list. Rodgers said he "didn't have demands." Rodgers did talk to the Jets coaches and Joe Douglas about players that he has played with.
My feeling on this situation is that the Jets nor the Green Bay Packers were surprised by Aaron Rodgers announcement on Wednesday. The assumption is both parties knew on Friday. The Jets made wide receiver and Packers' teammate Allan Lazard a prime target in free agency this week and didn't seem to flinch. The Packers may be the team that lost a few days of free agency, not knowing their salary cap limits and unable to manipulate them. Aaron Rodgers coming to New York should be interesting for all of sports. The Jets are on the clock.