Aaron Rodgers Tells Adam Schefter to 'Lose My Number' Amid Reports He Wants to Play for New York Jets

On 'The Pat McAffee Show,' Aaron Rodgers ended speculation when he finally revealed his intention to play for the New York Jets in the upcoming NFL season.

Aaron Rodgers #12 of the Green Bay Packers is interviewed

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Aaron Rodgers #12 of the Green Bay Packers is interviewed

During an appearance on The Pat McAfee Show, Aaron Rodgers revealed his intention to play for the New York Jets.

Per The New York Post, Rodgers said that it is his “intention” to play for the Jets next season and added that The Packers are “digging their heels in.” During the show he was asked about reports from the media on his alleged list of demands, which included having the Jets sign Allen Lazard, Randall Cobb, and Odell Beckham. He described the reports as “so ridiculous,” and explained that he made his feelings on the supposed list of demands very clear when he spoke with reporter Adam Schefter.

“Ask Schefter what I texted him when he texted me and somehow got my number,” he said. “I didn’t respond to Dianna Russini, I think her name is, but I’d tell her what I told him: ‘Lose my number, nice try. I’ll speak for myself.’” Not long after, Schefter confirmed the text by sharing a screenshot. “Lose my number,” read the text. “Good try tho.”

As reported by ESPN’s Dianna Russini earlier this week, the four-time MVP quarterback allegedly gave the Jets a list of free agents he wants to play with if he signs with them. 

During his appearance on The Pat McAfee Show, which all but confirmed his plans to play with the Jets if he gets his way, Rodgers explained that there was interest from other teams too. He said he thought about “reuniting especially with one person,” in an apparent reference to Davante Adams who was traded to the Raiders in 2022. He also refused to answer if he’ll wear No. 12 if he joins the team. “There will be time for those conversations down the road,” he said.

Rodgers’ latest comments have already prompted reactions on Twitter. 

Nine months from now the Jets will be looking for another QB. Will win just enough games in the interim to have to give up the farm to get in position to draft one of the top 3 QBs in 2024. I feel for their fans. Always false hope at the most important position in all of sports

I love that Aaron Rodgers, the biggest critic of Big Pharma in professional sports, came out of the darkness and realized that he wants to work for the billionaire heir to the Johnson & Johnson pharmaceutical fortune

Aaron Rodgers: “I want to play for the Jets” Jets fans:

Seems like the Jets are getting a pissed off Aaron Rodgers

@AdamSchefter In all fairness, it’s better than what Brett Favre might text you.

Jets fans after Aaron Rodgers said he wants to play in New York:

This isn’t Brett Favre 2.0. The difference is that Aaron Rodgers actually WANTS to play for the Jets.

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