Jets hoping a rainbow comes out of the dark

This probably would have happened sooner if not for . . .

the player winning the league MVP in 2020 and ’21.

Talking about QB Aaron Rodgers’ departure from Green Bay, which is likely to happen very soon, with him perhaps coming to work in Florham Park for the New York Jets.

“When [the Packers] drafted Jordan (Love, in the 2020 first round), this conversation (about me leaving Green Bay), would have happened a lot sooner, if I had not won back-to-back Covid MVPs,” Rodgers said on the Pat McAfee Show on Wednesday. “We are coming off last year with obviously missing the playoffs, didn’t have an MVP season.”

Rodgers talked to Packers officials about his future after the season.

“Everything I was told in the week (after the season) I was in Green Bay, (was), ‘Take as long as you want. We want you to retire a Packer. You want to come back to play, the door is wide open.’ So that was the information I was going on. When I came out of the darkness, something changed.”

The darkness Rodgers is referring to is the time he spent in late February at Sky Cave Retreats in Southern Oregon. He spent four days in a dark cabin to “have a better sense of where I’m at in my life.”

So when he left the cabin, his phone, which he didn’t have access to during the retreat, was rife with text messages.

“I heard from multiple people I trust around the league [that] there was some shopping going on – they were intent on actually moving me,” Rodgers said.

What changed? Maybe the Packers aren’t believers in darkness retreats.

But whatever changed, the Jets brass is happy it did, because now the four-time NFL MVP wants to be traded to their team.

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Dan Leberfeld
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