MVP quarterback Aaron Rodgers says he wants to play for the New York Jets
NEW YORK (CBS 58) -- Aaron Rodgers confirmed on the Pat McAfee show on Wednesday, March 15, he wants to be the new quarterback of the New York Jets.
"Since Friday, I made it clear my intention was to play and to play for the New York Jets," said Rodgers.
Rodgers says a trade between the Packers and Jets is being held up over draft compensation.
"I want to play, and I would like to play in New York. It's just a matter of, you know, getting that done at this point," he said.
He also shared his gratitude for the team.
"My life is better because of my time in Green Bay. They want me to move on. They don't want me to come back," Rodgers said. "I love our fans; we got a great fan base. It was never about that."
Rodgers said he has "No malice, no bitterness towards the Packers."
"They're ready to move on with Jordan," he said. "The facts are right now, they want to move on, and now so do I."
Rodgers has spent 18 seasons in a Packers uniform, 15 of those as a starting quarterback. He owns many of the franchise's all-time records, including career passing touchdowns. Rodgers helped the Packers reach five NFC Championship games in his career, as well as a victory over the Pittsburgh Steelers in Super Bowl 45.