Joe Banner does not recognize the statement astir whether the Packers oregon Jets person much leverage successful the Aaron Rodgers commercialized discussions.
“For me, the Jets tin hold without immoderate hazard oregon consequence,” said Banner, who helped physique the Eagles into a powerhouse arsenic the squad president from 1995-2012. “The Packers, by waiting, hazard that, for immoderate reason, the Jets would not beryllium interested, and past they person nary 1 [to commercialized with], which truly ruins their squad for two, astir apt 3 years.”
“Believing the Jets volition bash thing that volition bespeak impatience is not leverage. That’s conscionable hoping they’re stupid. Leverage is putting the Packers successful a presumption wherever they could suffer the lone funny team, which creates a implicit catastrophe for them.”
The standoff implicit Rodgers could instrumentality a while, but Banner said the Jets tin wait.
The team’s offseason programme volition not statesman until April 17, and since Rodgers knows Nathaniel Hackett’s discourtesy from Green Bay, helium would not adjacent request to beryllium determination for OTAs.
Though it is wide the Jets don’t person immoderate bully alternatives astatine quarterback, Banner believes the Packers are successful a tougher spot due to the fact that determination is nary mode they tin instrumentality backmost Rodgers now.
The Packers person made it wide they are acceptable to crook things implicit to Jordan Love, and Rodgers’ $60 cardinal wage and the salary-cap charges that spell with it could wreck the team.
This is wherefore Banner said helium would not connection a first-round pick.
He said helium would not adjacent springiness up a second-round pick, but suspects the Jets yet will.
“If I’m the Jets, I’m getting him for arsenic small arsenic I can, and I americium perfectly not putting a 1 astatine risk, nary substance what,” Banner said. “Why enactment a 1 connected the array erstwhile each you’re gaining is getting him a small spot sooner maybe? The Packers person to cave astatine immoderate point.”
Banner said the Jets could enactment a scare into the Packers by bringing successful different high-profile backmost for a visit.
“If I were the Jets, I’d bring Lamar Jackson successful for a sojourn adjacent if I wasn’t interested,” Banner said. “Then, the Packers are saying, ‘Holy [bleep], they person an alternate and we don’t. We amended adjacent the deal.’ ”
The Jets are successful a beardown presumption due to the fact that nary different squad has shown immoderate existent involvement successful trading for Rodgers.
“The Jets privation to the woody for precise bully reasons,” Banner said. “The Packers perfectly person to bash a deal, and they lone person 1 imaginable spouse arsenic we beryllium here, and it’s hard to ideate a 2nd 1 creating itself. The Jets person to beryllium beardown capable to spot that knowledge.”
Rodgers enactment immoderate unit connected the Packers to marque a woody with his quality connected “The Pat McAfee Show” past week and his declaration that helium intends to play for the Jets.
Banner said Rodgers could propulsion things further still.
“If Rodgers walked into the Green Bay beforehand bureau and said: If you don’t commercialized maine to the Jets close present for a tenable price, I’m not cooperating with immoderate different trade, now, the lone prime the Packers person is find a mode to get the woody done with the Jets oregon bring Rodgers back, which they can’t do,” Banner said.
Banner believes however the Jets grip this volition beryllium a trial of wherever they are arsenic an organization.
“This is the existent motion of whether the Jets person changed nether [Joe] Douglas and gotten astute and person the quality to bash what the truly astute teams successful the league do,” Banner said. “Or are they going to beryllium similar they’ve been for a portion and not marque the smartest determination and not having large occurrence successful the field? To me, this is simply a infinitesimal wherever we’ll see.”