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Aaron Rodgers reveals his desire to play for the New York Jets on The Pat McAfee Show.


During an appearance on The Pat McAfee Show on Wednesday, Green Bay Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers revealed that he intends to play for the New York Jets. Rodgers stated that since last Friday, he has made his desire to play for the Jets clear and that the compensation the Packers are seeking for him is the only obstacle. 

The 39-year-old also expressed his gratitude for his 18 seasons with the Packers but emphasized that it is time for the team to "do the right thing" and move on with their 2020 first-round pick Jordan Love as their starting quarterback.

The Jets' interest in Rodgers is apparent as they seek to end their long playoff drought, with owner Woody Johnson, coach Robert Saleh, and general manager Joe Douglas reportedly visiting Rodgers' home in Southern California last week. Their new offensive coordinator, Nathaniel Hackett, who earned high praise from Rodgers for his work with the Packers' offense from 2019-21, is also a factor in their appeal.

Rodgers had previously indicated that he would make a decision about his football future after completing an "isolation retreat" following the Super Bowl, during which he had no contact with the outside world. He emerged from the retreat on February 23 and said that he spoke to players about his decision while in Green Bay. 

According to Rodgers, everything he was told during his time in Green Bay was that he could take as long as he wanted and that the Packers wanted him to retire with the team. However, upon emerging from his retreat, he felt that something had changed, and it was clear to him that the Packers were ready to move on.

Rodgers is a four-time MVP award winner, with 59,082 career passing yards, 475 touchdowns, and a 103.6 passer rating, ranking him second in NFL history. He has also been named a five-time All-Pro and has been selected to the Pro Bowl ten times. 

The quarterback was the MVP of Super Bowl XLV when the Packers defeated the Pittsburgh Steelers in 2011. Rodgers was drafted by the Packers in the first round of the 2005 NFL draft out of California and took over as the team's starting quarterback from Hall of Famer Brett Favre after three seasons on the bench.

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