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Report: Jets Interested in Derek Carr or Maybe Even a Trade for Aaron Rodgers


The New York Jets have said all the right things regarding Zach Wilson. Still, their actions and words don’t align. Especially if we’re to believe the bevy of reports that have floated around in the month since the season ended. Most recently, the Jets have visited with former Raiders quarterback Derek Carr in New York.

Carr was in New York last weekend, and the reviews were positive. SNY’s Connor Hughes shared some details from Carr’s weekend in New York and made it sound like it was a great meeting:

“It went great. It went great for both sides,” Hughes said. “[Carr] got a chance to meet with the Jets coaching staff, the Jets front office, and Jets ownership. He hit it off with all those guys from the Jets’ side of things. [The Jets] were able to meet and really get to know Derek Carr. Those concerns that were around about how [Carr] would handle New York, he completely erased all of those. The Jets have absolutely no concerns with that whatsoever.”

This afternoon, ESPN’s Diana Russini reported more of the same:

As Huges pointed out, Carr is in no rush to make a decision. And as Russini pointed out, the Jets probably want to explore the Aaron Rodgers path when the time comes. Rodgers was last heard speaking about a “darkness retreat” on the Pat McAfee show last week.

However, if Carr and the Jets are a fit, Carr may force the issue on the timeline. Logic would tell us Carr wants to have a deal before the legal tampering period begins on March 13. That would allow Carr to participate in the recruiting and evaluation process for his new team in free agency.

Carr also has interest from New Orleans and will likely meet with the Saints and other teams over the next couple of weeks before deciding. That gives the Jets some time to explore a trade for Aaron Rodgers if that’s the route that Rodgers wants to take.

All that said, the Jets are interested in a veteran quarterback next season. Whether it be Derek Carr, Aaron Rodgers, New York seems determined to add a veteran under center in 2023.

Author: Patrick K. Flowers

Patrick is the Lead NFL Writer at Bleacher Nation. You can follow him on Twitter @PatrickKFlowers.