Aaron Rodgers' bombshell trade for Jets quarterback Zach Wilson's future

The New York Jets traded three draft picks to the Green Bay Packers for future NFL Hall of Fame quarterback Aaron Rodgers on Monday, one of their largest moves.

Rodgers's presence in New York will affect the 2023 AFC title competition and Zach Wilson's future, the Jets' No. 2 pick in the 2021 NFL Draft.

After nearly two decades with the Packers, Rodgers requested to leave.

 Packers management disappointed the 39-year-old with roster-building decisions, and the team wants to rebuild around third-year quarterback Jordan Love.

Wilson's poor performance prompted the Jets to trade Rodgers. The former BYU star has thrown 15 touchdowns and 18 interceptions in 22 NFL games, completing 55% of his passes.

New York was in the playoffs for most of 2022 until falling short. They will be betting favorites to win the Super Bowl for the first time since 1969 after upgrading at quarterback.

Wilson's rookie contract makes him cheap to sign for the Jets. Wilson could learn behind Rodgers, who has a deal until 2026, and become the starting quarterback again after two seasons on the bench.

The Jets will save $4 million in salary cap space by trading Wilson before June 1. The trade market for a struggling third-year quarterback is unlikely.

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