Reports: Jets’ restructures save $15.2M; Aaron Rodgers trade cap number is $15.74M

With signs pointing to a deal for Green Bay Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers, the New York Jets reportedly restructured three contracts to save a total of $15.2 million under the 2023 salary cap.ESPN reported that accounting tweaks to the contracts of cornerback DJ Reed, offensive guard Laken Tomlinson and tight end Tyler Conklin would save nearly the same amount the Jets would be charged if acquiring Rodgers via trade: $15.74 million.Multiple reports Saturday pointed to the deal nearing the finish line and needing only the final approval of Rodgers.The 39-year-old, four-time NFL MVP has contemplated retirement or relocation since the end of the regular season in what has become an offseason tradition for the Green Bay quarterback.The Jets visited with Rodgers in California this week after the Packers signed off on their direct talks.Attempting to draft and develop a quarterback has been an unsuccessful approach for the Jets. They drafted Sam Darnold third overall in 2018, only to trade Darnold to the Carolina Panthers. New York selected Zach Wilson second overall in 2021, but Wilson was benched last season while teammates questioned his maturity and leadership.That opened the door for a change at offensive coordinator in the offseason. The Jets fired Mike LaFleur and hired Nathaniel Hackett, who coordinated the Packers’ offense for three seasons and has a tight bond with Rodgers.