From Green Bay to Gang Green?

After months of speculation, a week of courtship and a date in California, we may be on the precipice of a decision on Aaron Rodgers’ future — and it looks awfully green.

According to ESPN’s Dianna Russini, there’s “optimism in the Jets’ organization that they are on the brink” of acquiring Rodgers.

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“In the wake of an extensive in-person meeting between Aaron Rodgers & New York Jets brass, including owner Woody Johnson, there’s optimism in the Jets’ organization that they are on the brink of landing the future Hall of Fame QB, sources close to the situation tell ESPN,” Russini reported Thursday.

In addition to speaking with Rodgers directly, the Jets and Packers have also been in contact with one another regarding potential trade compensation and contract amendments.

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Rodgers’ contract has been described as a “roadblock” for some teams, but his manageable cap hit means it’s not as burdensome as his $59 million in cash due in 2023 seems. The Jets, who seemingly believe they have a roster that’s a QB away from contention, make for a sensible fit for both sides.

Rodgers recently met with the Jets braintrust of owner Woody Johnson, GM Joe Douglas, head coach Robert Saleh and offensive coordinator Nathaniel Hackett. Should Rodgers decide to make the move to New York, then he’ll be reunited with Hackett, under whom Rodgers won two MVP awards in 2020 and 2021.

For now, though, the football world remains in the dark as they wait for No. 12’s next move.

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