Chicago Bears News: Who won the trade for Aaron Rodgers?

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Who was the winner of the Aaron Rodgers trade?

If we look at what the Packers received for Aaron Rodgers, it is not the amount many Packers pundits had hoped for.

One Packers analyst thought that Green Bay would receive something close to the deal the Broncos received in the Russell Wilson trade a year ago. That's not even close to the case. Before we discuss what the Jets sent for Rodgers, let's look back at what the Broncos sent Seattle for Russell Wilson.

Seattle received quarterback Drew Lock, tight end Noah Fant, defensive lineman Shelby Harris, two first-round picks (2022 - 9th overall / 2023 - 5th overall), two second-round picks (2022 - 40th overall / 2023 - 37th overall) and a 2022 fifth-round pick. The Broncos received Russell Wilson and a fourth-rounder. To get a better glimpse, here is a list view of the trade.

  • (2) 1st-Round Picks (9 and 5)
  • (2) 2nd-Round Picks (40 and 37)
  • (1) 5th-Round Pick
  • Drew Lock, QB
  • Noah Fant, TE
  • Shelby Harris, DL

Now, the Jets are not sending a first-rounder this year. Instead, the Packers and Jets are swapping first-round picks. This means Green Bay will move up from 15th overall to 13. The Packers are also receiving the Jets' second-round pick (42), a sixth-round pick (207) and a conditional 2024 second-rounder that will become a first-round pick if Rodgers plays 65% of the 2023 season. The Packers are sending Rodgers and a fifth-round pick (170).