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Colin Cowherd Says Aaron Rodgers is Not Worth a First-Round Pick

Colin Cowherd: “According to Albert Breer, teams NOT in the Aaron Rodgers sweepstakes are saying they would not give up a first-round pick for him. They would give up, the Jets would give up, a second this year and then a conditional pick next year. Two years ago, Matt Stafford with a losing record went for two first-round picks, a second-round pick, and a Super Bowl quarterback, Jared Goff. Aaron Rodgers today— second-round pick, maybe a third-round, or next year conditional. Prickly, not committed, kind of old. If Patrick Mahomes was available on the market today, five first-round picks MININUM. Give them five first-round picks, thirds, fourths, and a player. I mean, good God, Tyreek Hill, a wide receiver, went for five picks. Christian McCaffrey, a running back that struggles to stay healthy went for a collection of picks. You think I’m picking on Aaron but this is what the market is telling you, and that’s why Green Bay and the Jets are in a bit of a statement because the Jets are like ‘we like him, but we’re not giving you a first-round pick.’ He doesn't commit to the off-season, we just watched him with young wide receivers and it wasn't great, and we can't get him to really commit to us for anything beyond this year. You gotta combine all this stuff. When you're talking about a guy's market it's not just ‘well, a couple years ago he won the MVP!’— is he committed? Is he healthy? Is he in good shape? Does he come into camp focused? Is he willing to go to OTAs with young wide receivers and young backs in a rebuilt offensive line? Tyreek Hill went for five picks as a wide receiver. Ja’Marr Chase and Justin Jefferson would go for more than a first-round pick, and the word on the market with Aaron Rodgers, a first-ballot Hall of Famer— a second-rounder this year, and then we will figure out if he plays next year, maybe a third. The market tell you what you’re worth, I don’t, and you don’t. Lamar Jackson today doesn't have much of a market. Aaron Rodgers doesn't have much of a market. Second-round pick and maybe something next year if he plays, that’s it.” (Full Segment Above)

Watch Colin Cowherd discuss the impending trade between the New York Jets and Aaron Rodgers, as rumors have been swirling on how much compensation the Packers would possibly command for the 39-year-old.

Check out the segment above as Colin explains why the market for Rodgers was never as robust as you would expect for a multiple-time MVP quarterback, saying the Packers will likely not even be able to get a first-round pick for Rodgers despite the Lions getting two first-round picks and Jared Goff for Matthew Stafford in January of 2021.

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