Trey Wingo, a former ESPN broadcaster who serves as Caesars Sportsbook’s chief trends officer, was the first to report Monday that an Aaron Rodgers trade between the Green Bay Packers and New York Jets was “done.” However, nobody else corroborated the report as of early Wednesday.
As Rodgers gets set to appear on “The Pat McAfee Show,” Wingo doubled down on his report late Tuesday but said for everything to be ironed out may take another week.
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“The tweet that I put out there is going to happen,” he said in an interview with The 33rd Team. “It’s just a matter of when. And when I say it may drag into next week, you need to be prepared for that because it may go into next week.”
Despite reports of Rodgers having a “wish-list” of players for the Jets to “target and acquire,” Wingo said the hold-up is not with the star quarterback. He added that part of the issue may be the final farewell from the Packers.
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“From the Packers’ side, how do we want to thank him for all these years? They want to do it right and all this kind of stuff and I’m sure the Jets want to make sure to get it right,” Wingo said.
“So when the narrative is disrupted or the timeline of their narrative is disrupted, much in the same way it was for Tom Brady’s pseudo retirement last year, when Jeff Darlington and Adam Schefter broke the news that Tom was walking away, suddenly people are [like] ‘oh holy hell, let’s move things. We got to do some stuff.’ That might be part of it.
“You might have to wait a little bit longer, but play the long game,” Wingo said. “Aaron Rodgers is going to be the quarterback of the New York Jets in 2023.”
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The Jets reportedly agreed to a deal with one Rodgers ally on Tuesday. Reports indicated the team was expected to sign wide receiver Allen Lazard.