Packers CEO Murphy confirms talks between Rodgers, Jets
GREEN BAY, Wis. (CBS 58) -- Rodgers watch 2023 continues, with the free agency deadline fast approaching.
While the quarterback has been mostly silent, Packers leadership is giving us new confirmation about his talks with the Jets.
We've been wading through a sea of reports and national beat writers over the past week -- as the Aaron Rodgers saga nears its conclusion.
But today, we have a pretty definitive source that everything is true.
Everything is true that's being reported by the Schefters and the Rappaports of the world.
None other than Packers CEO Mark Murphy spoke pretty openly on the broadcast of the girls high school basketball state championship on WMLW this afternoon.
Murphy confirms the Packers gave the New York Jets permission to speak with Rodgers, and if 12 likes the fit, a trade would be made.
Here's Murphy speaking between games at the Resch Center.
"We're really hopeful that we can reach a resolution that works not only for Aaron but for us," said Murphy.
"Is there a scenario where Aaron is still the starting quarterback of the Packers next year?"
"Yeah, unless things don't work out the way we would want. It's trying to find what he wants and what we want, and hopefully we can find a win-win situation," said Murphy.
Murphy added two important details -- saying the Packers would honor a trade request from Rodgers, and that the team would like to see this deal done before the start of NFL free agency.
That is Wednesday. The resolution may not be far off.