Aaron Rodgers says he intends to play for Jets, Packers trade asks are holding up deal


Finally, after weeks of waiting and days of nervous anticipation and wish lists, Aaron Rodgers has come "out of the dark" and made his intention clear: he wants to come to New York.

Well, assuming the Jets and Packers can reach a trade agreement, that is, but the important part for now is that Rodgers, in an appearance on the Pat McAfee Show Wednesday, told McAfee he is willing to come to Gang Green.

"At this point, as I sit here, I think since Friday that I made it clear that my intention was to play and my intention was to play for the New York Jets," Rodgers said. "I haven’t been holding anything up at this point, it’s been compensation that the Packers are trying to get for me and digging their heels in."

It has been the longest 48 hours of most Jets' fans lives since the NFL's legal tampering period began Monday at noon, everyone (especially them) waiting to hear from Rodgers on his decision about a rumored move to New York.

Rodgers chose not to make an announcement about his future after coming out of a darkness retreat a couple weeks back, and the quiet has been deafening ever since, especially so since Monday. But, now that we know, it's all a matter of the Jets and Packers hammering out trade terms, which can't be made official until the new league year begins at 4 p.m. Wednesday.

Adam Schefter reported on that Wednesday morning, saying the Packers were looking for a similar package to what the Lions got for Matthew Stafford, while the Jets may not be comfortable giving up that much.

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