Report: Jets believe they’re close to landing Aaron Rodgers

If the Jets find the answer to the $59.5 million question, Aaron Rodgers will be the next quarterback for the franchise.According to ESPN and the New York Post, the Jets returned home from their visit with Rodgers optimistic his next stop will be New York.All that stands in the way of a trade that could become official no earlier than March 15 at 4 p.m. ET is a trade amenable to the Green Bay Packers and a contract workable for the Jets.Rodgers signed a three-year, $150 million deal prior to the 2022 season, ending aggressive flirtation with retirement. That contract calls for a fully guaranteed $59.5 million in 2023, with $58.3 million as an option bonus.Rodgers said in February he would expect to restructure the deal if he played another season for the Packers.Green Bay would take a cap hit of $40.3 million if Rodgers is traded without adjusting the deal, or pushing the bonus to a split structure.If he’s traded to any team, including the Jets, under terms of his current deal, Rodgers would count only $15.8 million against his new team’s cap in 2023 and $32.5 million in 2024.