We all knew that Aaron Rodgers would eventually leave Green Bay, but who would’ve thought that the time may be now? We’ve all heard the news, Aaron Rodgers wants to leave Wisconsin and is disgruntled with the front office. So with that being said, which AFC Teams should take a shot at landing the reigning MVP?
Let’s be honest, too. Almost every team in the league should call Green Bay and show their curiosity. Unless you’re Dave Gettleman. According to Trader Dave, it’s none of his business. You serious, man? It’s not his business as a General Manager to call other teams about potential trade opportunities. Okay. I’m done with my rant. Let’s get started.
Denver Broncos: Go Get Aaron Rodgers
From what we’ve heard so far, the Broncos want Rodgers the most. The Broncos keep calling Green Bay about a trade, and nothing’s happened yet. This is a make-or-break year for Drew Lock. Lock finished dead-last in completion percentage in 2020 while also dealing with injuries.
Despite George Paton’s faith in Lock’s rebound, the Broncos still want Aaron Rodgers. Who wouldn’t? A trade for Rodgers might include three first-round picks, a couple mid-round, and a receiver. Imagine how hilarious it would be if a receiver was a part of the package.
Aaron’s camp says the quarterback wants to be in the Mile-High City, and why not? The Broncos have a well-above average offense that needs a quarterback. Maybe Rodgers doesn’t have as much of a say in the offense than he wants, but it’s better than Green Bay, right?
Las Vegas Raiders?
Here’s one I don’t get. According to Rodgers’ camp, Aaron would like to play in Las Vegas. I don’t get it, at all. Why does Aaron want to play for a crazy coach like Jon Gruden. There’s no way Aaron Rodgers wants to play for a team that had a great offensive line, traded half of the starters, then drafted new linemen. There’s no way Aaron Rodgers wants to play for a team that continuously fixes their defense.
Why? The only reason I think Rodgers wants to play for the Raiders is because they are in Las Vegas. It’s a west coast team that needs a quarterback, kind of? Derek Carr is good, but Aaron Rodgers is better. That’s it. This one is a head-scratcher.
Big Hypothetical: Miami Dolphins
Here’s a big hypothetical. I’m not a fan of this trade, but it could happen. First of all, imagine if Tua doesn’t thrive in Brian Flores’ offense. Secondly, imagine if Aaron Rodgers doesn’t play this year and the Packers don’t love Jordan Love. I’m not sure who all would be involved, but this could be a massive trade.
The more you think about it, the more it doesn’t make a whole lot of sense. It’s still fun to think about. It isn’t the west coast, but maybe Rodgers would like South Beach. Plus, the Dolphins are a well-ran organization that would put Rodgers on a pedestal.
Teams You Could Talk Yourself Into
So here are some more AFC teams that you could talk yourself into trading for Rodgers, but probably it’s not the best idea: Cincinnati, Pittsburgh, Cleveland, Indianapolis, Tennessee, etc. I could list more teams, and you could talk yourself into accepting Rodgers. But there are consequences. For example, the Bengals could trade for Rodgers but imagine what would happen to Burrow, the poster boy of the city.
The Packers should’ve treated Rodgers better at times, and you can read more about it here. Meanwhile, almost every NFL club should call about Rodgers, but many clubs would have tough consequences to deal with.