Good riddance? Aaron Rodgers trade to the Jets in the works, but …

Aaron Rodgers salutes Bears fans after a touchdown in the Packers’ 28-19 victory over the Bears at Soldier Field on Dec. 4.

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While Bears general manager Ryan Poles was taking a calculated, disciplined and perhaps fruitful dip into free agent waters — coming to agreement with linebackers Tremaine Edmunds and T.J. Edwards and guard Nate Davis — a move he had nothing to do with was arguably making as big an impact on the Bears’ fortunes.

Aaron Rodgers appears on his way out of Green Bay. 

The four-time NFL Most Valuable Player, with the Packers’ blessing to play where he wants in 2023 despite being under contract through 2024, reportedly has decided to play for the Jets. The Packers and Jets were working on a trade throughout the day Monday, and it seemed like only an unexpected glitch would put the kibosh on the deal. Still, hold all celebrations until the trade is official — anything is possible with the quirky Rodgers, for better or worse. 

Bears fans who have been tormented by Rodgers for the past 15 years will throw in whatever is necessary to close the deal. Rodgers is 25-5 as a starter against the Bears. His best 10 games are absolutely galling — 10-0 with 39 touchdowns, no interceptions and a 141.8 passer rating. But even in his 10 worst games against the Bears, Rodgers is 7-3 — including a victory in the NFC Championship Game in 2011 — despite a 78.3 average rating.

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Source:: Chicago Sun Times

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