NFL rumors: Former Packers tipped the Aaron Rodgers commerce resolution
Some former Inexperienced Bay Packers knew about Aaron Rodgers commerce resolution earlier than the New York Jets did, it seems.
Keep your friends close, and hold your commerce companion far, far-off. That was evidently Aaron Rodgers mentality previous to being traded to the New York Jets.
Whereas the Packers and Jets needed to conform to the correct compensation of a Rodgers commerce, together with the contractual framework, the precise resolution to maneuver the Corridor-of-Fame quarterback got here right down to Rodgers himself.
The brand new No. 8 — as Rodgers didn’t need to take Joe Namath’s No. 12 — ended up in New York by his personal accord. Upon assembly with the Jets entrance workplace, Rodgers determined it was a match to finish his profession as a Jet. Nevertheless, each he and some of his former Inexperienced Bay teammates might have identified previous to Rodgers official announcement on the Pat McAfee Present.
Aaron Rodgers teammates knew he’d welcome commerce to Jets
As Albert Breer wrote in a latest column, Allen Lazard, for one, knew he wished to register New York due to Rodgers:
“After agent David Dunn advised the Jets that Rodgers wished to play in New York within the wee hours of the morning of March 13, phrase of the choices began to filter out to buddies and teammates of the four-time NFL MVP. How a lot so? Properly, as soon as the tampering interval opened, Allen Lazard’s agent known as Jets GM Joe Douglas and mentioned, mainly, Hey, we’re listening to good issues. We’re listening to that you just’re gonna have a brand new quarterback quickly. We need to come.
In order that’s how Lazard turned a Jet.”
Whether or not it was Rodgers want listing or not, one way or the other phrase obtained to Lazard, who decided reasonably shortly as soon as it was authorized per NFL guidelines.
Rodgers actually didn’t mislead the Jets in any capability. Nonetheless, how so lots of his former Packers teammates ended up in New York stays an enchanting story.