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Syndication: The Post-Crescent

We’re nearly three weeks away from the 2023 NFL Draft taking place, and the Jets still don’t have a starting quarterback. Well, they do but they don’t.

While the stalemate between New York and the Green Bay Packers over compensation for Aaron Rodgers has made progress, no agreement has been reached yet. So, just as we’ve done all offseason, we’ll just wait until something happens.

Before Rodgers publicly declared his intention to play for Gang Green, it looked like the Jets were making space in their salary cap for the four-time NFL MVP. But since a trade hasn’t become official and free agency kicked off, New York used that space to sign other players. The flirtation between New York and Odell Beckham Jr. has also continued.

But just to acquire Rodgers and get under the salary cap, more space needs to be made. And that’s even if New York ultimately doesn’t land OBJ for the offense:

The prime candidates to either cut, trade, or restructure a contract with include Carl Lawson, Corey Davis, C.J. Mosley, and Jordan Whitehead.

Could the Jets make enough room to sneak both Rodgers and OBJ under the salary cap? General manager Joe Douglas began the offseason $2.8 million over the $224.8 million salary cap, and they’ve found a way to create plenty of space to be active in free agency when it opened last month. It’s just something they’ll have to keep doing.

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Matt Musico is an editor for ESNY. He’s been writing about baseball and the Mets for the past decade. His work has been featured on numberFire, MetsMerized Online, Bleacher Report, and Yahoo! Sports.