Toucher & Hardy

Toucher & Hardy

Aaron Rodgers could join Fred’s beloved New York Jets, according to a report by Dianna Russini of ESPN.

On Thursday’s Toucher & Rich program, Fred and Rich break down the possibility of Rodgers leaving Green Bay.

  • GREEN BAY, WISCONSIN - NOVEMBER 13: Aaron Rodgers #12 of the Green Bay Packers celebrates after a play during overtime against the Dallas Cowboys at Lambeau Field on November 13, 2022 in Green Bay, Wisconsin. (Photo by Patrick McDermott/Getty Images)

    GREEN BAY, WISCONSIN – NOVEMBER 13: Aaron Rodgers #12 of the Green Bay Packers celebrates after a play during overtime against the Dallas Cowboys at Lambeau Field on November 13, 2022 in Green Bay, Wisconsin. (Photo by Patrick McDermott/Getty Images)

  • Fred: If you’re just joining us, Dianna Russini is reporting that the Jets are confident they’ll get Aaron Rodgers. The theoretical trade, according to an article in The Athletic, would be Aaron Rodgers, a fifth-round pick and a seventh-round pick to the Jets. The Packers would get a second-round pick, a fourth-round pick, a 2024 second-round pick, and a conditional 2025 third-round pick. 

    Rich: Why wouldn’t you do that? I mean, that just seems too easy for the Jets. And the Packers would eat a lot of that money. 

  • Fred: The theory is that Woody Johnson would rather pay Rodgers than give up a first-round pick. So, the Jets would accept a bit more of the salary responsibility. I don’t know how things work, so I don’t talk about this stuff. I don’t know if the Jets must move the money before or after a potential trade. 

    Rich: Well, they cleared up some cap space. Five million dollars, I think. 

    Fred: They don’t have a ton of cap room. I know that. 

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    Jan 1, 2017; East Rutherford, NJ, USA; New York Jets owner Woody Johnson on the field before a game against the Buffalo Bills at MetLife Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Brad Penner-USA TODAY Sports

  • Rich: You’ve said it before, but Woody Johnson will find a way to make this work. 

    Fred: They’ll find a way to make it work. I just don’t know if you can make the trade before some specific stupid date. 

    Rich: You can agree to things in principle. Sure. Then you can make it official when the league year starts. 

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