The Green Bay Packers are ready to move on from long-time starting quarterback Aaron Rodgers, and a suitor for his services has emerged in the New York Jets.
Both franchises are currently in the negotiation process, but the sticking point seems to be whether or not the Jets want to give up their 13th overall pick in the first round of the 2023 NFL Draft.
The Draft begins on April 27th, creating a soft deadline of six weeks to get the deal done prior to the first selection coming off the board.
Online NFL betting sites are already offering odds on the Jets that reflect Rodgers’ arrival under center for the 2023-24 season. At the conclusion of Super Bowl 57, the Jets held a +4500 moneyline to win SB LVIII.
Now that it appears a Rodgers trade to the Jets is certain, New York is the sixth overall franchise with +1000 odds to win.
Super Bowl 58 Odds
- Kansas City Chiefs +550
- Buffalo Bills +750
- San Francisco 49ers +750
- Cincinnati Bengals +900
- Philadelphia Eagles +900
- New York Jets +1000
- Dallas Cowboys +1500
- Los Angeles Chargers +2000
- Baltimore Ravens +2200
- Miami Dolphins +2200
- Detroit Lions +2800
- Jacksonville Jaguars +2800
The Jets have also pulled within 35 points in the odds to win the AFC East Division, coming in just behind the reigning champion Buffalo Bills. Both of these NFL prop bets are live now at Bovada.
AFC East Odds To Win
- Buffalo Bills +115
- New York Jets +150
- Miami Dolphins +325
- New England Patriots +850
Is Aaron Rodgers The Missing Championship Ingredient In New York?
There have been blockbuster quarterback trades in recent years that included higher price tags than what’s on the table for Rodgers. The Denver Broncos sent several picks to the Seattle Seahawks for Russell Wilson, and a similar price was paid when the LA Rams acquired Matt Stafford from the Detroit Lions.
The difference here is that A-Rod is 39 years old, whereas Wilson and Stafford were both 33 at the time of the trade. We are living in a world where Tom Brady won multiple Super Bowls after the age of 40. The question now should be, how many Super Bowls will the Jets win over the next 5 years without Rodgers?
New York hasn’t hoisted a Lombardi Trophy since Joe Namath guaranteed a victory over the Baltimore Colts in Super Bowl III. That’ll be 55 years ago come February of 2024.
Whether or not Rodgers will lead the young Jets to championship glory remains to be seen. What is clear is that the franchise does not have any better options, nor have they proven they can build through the draft over the past five decades.
It will be interesting to see how the odds for Super Bowl 58 betting will shift if and when Rodgers signs with the Jets.
Other Major Free Agent Acquisitions
Signings are occurring so frequently that tracking all of them is difficult, but there are a few that stand out due to each player’s potential to alter the team’s destiny.
- Derek Carr – The former Las Vegas Raiders’ QB has now inked a deal to become the starter for the New Orleans Saints going forth. This signing does give the team some much-needed consistency at the position, but he may not be their long-term answer.
- Jimmy Garoppolo – Jimmy G’s tenure with the San Francisco 49ers is finally over, as he’s now a member of the Raiders. He is reuniting with his former offensive coordinator in New England, Josh McDaniels, so it shouldn’t take Jimmy long to become acquainted with the playbook.
- Jaylen Ramsey – Arguably one of the best corners in the game, Jalen Ramsey, is now a member of the Miami Dolphins after a brief stay with the Rams. Ramsey will line up opposite Xavien Howard, creating a historic pairing of two of the modern era’s best cover men.
The New York Post, Bovada Sportsbook (Bovada.LV Review)