(CNN) New York Jets General manager Joe Douglas called the deal through Get four-time NFL MVP Aaron Rodgers From the “historic” Green Bay Packers franchise.
Douglas spoke on Tuesday about how the trade — which has yet to be finalized while the two teams work on the details — will come together.
“Obviously, there was a lot of time in the making,” Douglas told reporters at a press conference predetermined by the draft.
“There are still a few spots I have to pixelate, a T to finish it all off in the end… I can’t thank you enough [Packers general manager Brian Gutekunst] Enough of the open dialogue we’ve had and ultimately being able to get what we feel is a landmark trade for this franchise.”
The long-awaited trade will reportedly see Rodgers sent to the Jets along with the Packers’ 15th pick in the 2023 NFL Draft, according to reports from ESPN and the NFL.
The Packers will get the Jets’ 13th overall pick in Thursday’s draft, as well as one of the Jets’ second-round picks and their 2024 first-round pick if Rodgers plays at least 65% of the Jets’ offensive games this season, ESPN’s Adam Schefter reported.
“Aaron is one of the best quarterbacks that has ever played this game and for the opportunity to add a player of this caliber you are always going to look at it and how it fits into our culture,” said Douglas. “We’re all excited to add someone of his personality and ability.”
Rodgers spent his entire NFL career for 18 seasons with the Packers, leading the team to a 31-25 victory in Super Bowl XLV in 2011.
write on Instagram on TuesdayThe 39-year-old expressed his gratitude to “the Packers, our amazing fans, the state of Wisconsin, the thousands of players I’ve crossed paths with, the amazing men and women who work in the organization, and the amazing people I’ve had to meet along the way.”
On whether Rodgers intends to play beyond the 2023 season, Douglas said: “I don’t want to put words in Aaron’s mouth. You’ll have the opportunity in due course to ask him those specific questions, but we’re obviously excited about the opportunity, excited about this deal and excited to add him to the squad.” the team “.
Kyle Sticklis, a Make-A-Wish receiver from Ghent, New York, will announce the Jets’ first-round pick.
Asked who he thinks his favorite team should pick him in the first round, the 13-year-old said: “We definitely don’t need a midfielder.”
In 2020, Stickles was diagnosed with osteosarcoma, a cancer of the bone, in the left shin bone, according to the NFL.
The NFL Draft begins Thursday night in Kansas City, Missouri.
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