• HOFer heads to AFC East: By hiring Aaron Rodgers‘ former offensive coordinator Nathan Hackett to lead the team's offense, the New York Jets appear to be angling to trade for the Green Bay Packers‘ signal caller, which could enable the Jets to vie for the division crown moving forward.
• Lamar Jackson to the Atlanta Falcons: If the Baltimore Ravens can't come to a long-term deal with the former MVP, the Falcons could offer a king's ransom to land the talented QB and immediately vie for NFC South supremacy for the foreseeable future.
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Over the last several offseasons, we’ve seen trades that have rocked the NFL world. And due to more teams becoming aggressive in an effort to win now, expect to see a ton of player movement over the next few months. Today, we are taking a look at five trades that could shake up the NFL during the offseason.
QB Aaron Rodgers to New York Jets
It seems more likely than not that the Jets will land Rodgers this offseason. After missing on the Zach Wilson pick, it's time for the Jets to get a real quarterback who can help their offense.
How much does Rodgers have left? That’s a fair question. But the supporting cast in Green Bay was severely lacking this season, so it’s time for a change. Rodgers would walk into one of the best situations in the league with a dynamic receiving corps, a young offensive line and one of the top defenses in the NFL.
Plus, he would be rejoined by his former offensive coordinator Nathaniel Hackett, who was just hired by the Jets last week. Thereforem, everything seems to be in place for a Rodgers trade that would instantly make the Jets a playoff contender.
It also makes sense for the Packers, as they can move on from Rodgers and start the Jordan Love era. The compensation will be key, but it seems like the No. 13 pick (Jets) would suffice for both sides. At this stage of the offseason, expect Rodgers to be wearing the green and white next year, just like his predecessor in Green Bay.
QB Lamar Jackson to Atlanta Falcons
The Baltimore Ravens have been very public about their desire to keep Jackson on a long-term deal but with each day that passes without a deal, it becomes more likely that Jackson could be on a different team in 2023.
The Ravens will undoubtedly franchise tag Jackson this offseason, but what if it becomes clear that a long-term deal won't happen? Could they decide to move on and trade him for a king's ransom?