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The Green Bay Packers’ final haul in the Aaron Rodgers trade with the New York Jets has been realized. When the dust finally settled, Green Bay grabbed six new players by trading away the future Hall of Famer.

With last week’s NFL draft comes clarification of just what happened in the trade between the two teams. Why? Because the Packers still had a 2024 pick to use.

But the addition of picks continued on draft day as they used one of them to trade with … the Jets!

CBS Sports indicates the Packers ended up with six selections divided between this year’s and last year’s drafts.

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Details Of The Aaron Rodgers Trade

The initial trade earned Green Bay the Jets first-round pick (No. 13), a 2023 second-round pick (No. 42), a 2023 sixth-round pick (No. 207), and a conditional 2024 second-round pick.

Had Rodgers played 65% of the Jets snaps this season, this year’s second-rounder would have actually been a first-round pick.

Of course, Rodgers famously tore his ACL in the season opener after just four snaps and never reached that threshold.

CBS also notes that through a series of maneuvers, the Packers grabbed additional draft choices in the 4th and 5th rounds of the 2024 draft.

When the smoke had cleared, this is what the Packers added via the Aaron Rodgers trade:

  • LB Lukas Van Ness
  • TE Luke Musgrave
  • K Anders Carlson
  • LB Edgerrin Cooper
  • OL Jacob Monk
  • S Evan Williams

Two of the six have already turned into solid contributors (Van Ness, Musgrave) while the 2024 selections all received a Sports Illustrated draft grade of B or higher.

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What Did The Jets Get?

The Jets didn’t exactly go home empty-handed in the Aaron Rodgers trade. Sure, the crux of the entire deal went down in game one last season, but their new QB is poised for a comeback.

They also grabbed a few picks in the deal. The initial trade earned them the Packers’ 2023 first-round pick (No. 15) and a 2023 fifth-round pick (No. 170).

They used number 170 to trade back for two additional picks later in the draft. Their final tally:

  • OLB Will McDonald IV
  • CB Jarrick Bernard-Converse
  • TE Zack Kuntz

McDonald was used sparingly in his rookie season racking up 14 total tackles and 3 sacks. Bernard-Converse had two total tackles in 2023 while Kuntz would be waived and then later re-signed to the active roster in December.

So there you have it. Not exactly the Herschel Walker trade by any stretch, but the Packers certainly made out in the number of bodies added to the team as well as decent contributions.

Plus, they just added some more from the Aaron Rodgers trade in the latest draft who are viewed as potential solid contributors in the future.

The only way the Jets start to even the results of this trade is if Rodgers comes back from a devastating injury and leads them to the playoffs. Time will tell.

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