The Jets would collapse in a trade battle with Aaron Rodgers

A former Packers executive believes the Jets will succumb to Green Bay in a final business deal with Aaron Rodgers.

Andrew Brandt has served as Vice President of Player Finance and General Counsel in the Packers’ front office and also as a player agent.

Writing for Sports IllustratedAl-Hazm, he argued, have more leverage than the Jets in what appears to be an ongoing confrontation.

“I haven’t heard any realistic arguments about aircraft leverage,” Brandt wrote.

“I’ve heard theories that Rodgers could show up at casual player workouts or even training camp. (Please.) Or that Rodgers could retire and Green Bay wouldn’t get anything. (The Packers would love to retire after only playing for them , while also relieving them of the $60 million that would be due).

“Or he’ll sit on the roster all season until the Packers have to pay him. (Okay, again.)”

Former Packers executive Andrew Brandt says Green Bay has leverage over the Jets in Aaron Rodgers trade talks.
Former Packers executive Andrew Brandt says Green Bay has leverage over the Jets in Aaron Rodgers trade talks.
Grant Lamos IV

It’s not clear what the difference between the Packers and Jets is in terms of commercial compensation for Rodgers, who has said his intention is to play in New York this season.

The essentials hold an option in Rodgers’ 39-year-old’s contract where they don’t have to train until September, and the midfielder actually costs them more for the cap if he’s not in the squad compared to the roster.

However, Brandt did point to a factor in Gang Green’s favor.

“Having said all this, the only thing the Jets are after is that they are Rodgers’ sole suitor,” he wrote.

“But even then, the Packers had no compelling need to move him. Nobody. The planes wouldn’t get away, despite what anyone might think.”

Brandt didn’t have an estimate of how long all this would take, but he feels the planes will eventually raise their price.

Aaron Rodgers said last week that he
Aaron Rodgers said last week that he “intends” to play for the Jets next season.
Getty Images

He continued, “I’m not saying this is going to last a month, or that the Packers are going to pull out multiple first-round picks.”

“But the Packers clearly aren’t taking what the Jets have to offer now, and the leverage power of Green Bay means they’ll get more than that from New York at some point.”

Brandt’s opinion differs from former NFL general manager Joe Banner, who said the Jets have leverage.

Packers General Manager Brian Gutkunst
USA Today Sports

Appearing on “The Pat McAfee Show” on MondayNFL insider Ian Rapoport cited the NFL Draft in late April as a concrete deadline.

“There is a real possibility that the Aaron Rodgers trade will last until the draft date because that is the only deadline,” Rapoport said.

DISCLAIMER:- Denial of responsibility! is an automatic aggregator around the global media. All the content are available free on Internet. We have just arranged it in one platform for educational purpose only. In each content, the hyperlink to the primary source is specified. All trademarks belong to their rightful owners, all materials to their authors. If you are the owner of the content and do not want us to publish your materials on our website, please contact us by email at The content will be deleted within 24 hours.

Read original article here

Leave a Comment