It makes sense for the two sides to continue talks since Friday night will mark the time that the clock strikes 12 on a trade of Aaron Rodgers from the Packers to the Jets.
The two teams "recently re-engaged" on potential Rodgers discussions, according to Ian Rapoport of NFL Media.
"A deal is not imminent, but the two sides are at least talking — with hopes a deal can (finally) be done this week," tweeted Rapoport.
The first pick in the multi-pick package—a 2023 second-round pick—is the only aspect of the deal on which the two franchises can agree.
The issue now is how to compensate Rodgers in 2024 and protect the Jets in 2025 if he decides not to play past 2023.
We recently proposed a method that would start with a first-round pick and then drop if specific criteria are satisfied or not,