If you're looking for some insight on where Aaron Rodgers will be next year, whether that is with the New York Jets, the team the QB said his "intention" is to play for, or some other team, don't ask Packers president Mark Murphy. He is keeping any inside knowledge he has to himself.
When Murphy was asked about the current buzz surrounding Rodgers, he jokingly said (via WLUK-TV Green Bay), "Yeah and you know, we've got no other news really going on."
Murphy then explained that he will not be giving anything away about the situation.
"I would love to tell you everything you want to know about Aaron Rodgers and the Jets, but I'm sworn to secrecy not to say anything."
Mark Murphy spoke at a Tech Summit at Lambeau Field Monday:— Nicole Menner (@NicoleMenner) March 20, 2023
"I would love to tell you everything you want to know about Aaron Rodgers and the Jets but I'm sworn to secrecy not to say anything."https://t.co/fGg78JRBrY pic.twitter.com/duT7uHDDo8
It should be no surprise to Murphy that each time he addressed the media a question about Rodgers will be asked. One month after saying he was sworn to secrecy, he gave another update that was not much of an update.
"That's something Brian's [Brian Gutekunst, Packers general manager] been working on. I've been actively involved. There's really nothing more to say," Murphy said, (via Rob Demovsky).
Murphy commented on going through a similar situation when Brett Favre left the team and when asked what he learned then that he can apply to this situation he said, laughing, "Well, I'm really glad that Aaron Rodgers turned out to be such a good quarterback and I'm hopeful that Jordan Love turns out to be a similar quarterback."
Packers president Mark Murphy before leaving for the team’s annual bus tour of Wisconsin wouldn’t say whether he considers the ball to be in their court or in the Jets’ court when it comes to finishing the Aaron Rodgers trade.— Rob Demovsky (@RobDemovsky) April 11, 2023
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Murphy's comments about Rodgers made earlier this offseason got a lot of attention. In March, at a Wisconsin girls' basketball state tournament game, he was asked if there is a world where Rodgers is the Packers' starting quarterback.
Murphy replied (via NFL.com), "Yeah, I mean, unless things don't work out the way we want them," suggesting rather clearly that the Packers do not want to continue with No. 12 and want to move on to the younger Jordan Love.
Rodgers is not doing the same thing when it comes to secrecy and was very open about his intent to play for the Jets in 2023. It of course is more complicated than just a player wanting to be traded and so far the two sides have not agreed on a deal.