Aaron Rodgers and the Green Bay Packers have captivated the entire NFL news cycle. Rumors have been swirling each and every day about the superstar quarterbacks future with the franchise. At this point in time, with no decision being made by either Rodgers or the Packers, the media already has him being traded to either the New York Jets or Las Vegas Raiders.
Early this week, it was expected that Rodgers would end up with the Jets. Now, after some Twitter comments from Davante Adams, the Raiders are becoming a legitimate front-runner as well.
Only time will tell what happens with Rodgers and the Packers, but it does seem much more likely than ever before that he will be headed elsewhere. The Packers seem ready to move forward and give Jordan Love a chance to lead the franchise.
All of that being said, let’s take a closer look at a potential Rodgers trade to the Raiders. What would it take for Las Vegas to reunite Rodgers with Adams?
1 Perfect Trade Between The Packers And Raiders For Aaron Rodgers
Let’s dive right in with what the potential trade would look like in a perfect world for the Packers and Raiders.
Packers Receive: No. 7 Overall Pick, 2024 Second-Round Pick, Hunter Renfrow
Raiders Receive: Aaron Rodgers
For the Raiders, this is an obvious move to pull the trigger on. They would be able to hold on to Darren Waller in this deal, which would be a major key to acquiring Aaron Rodgers. Also, they would be getting a quarterback that can propel them being viewed as a legitimate Super Bowl contender.
On the flip side of the deal, the Packers would be dumb to pass on this offer. They would be able to get an elite young piece with the No. 7 and an extra second-round pick next offseason. Being able to add a slot receiver like Renfrow would be a big win for Love as well.
Renfrow is coming off of a major down season with the Raiders in 2022. He played in 10 games, catching 36 passes for 330 yards and two touchdowns. Back in 2021, Renfrow put up a massive season, racking up 103 receptions for 1,038 yards and nine touchdowns.
A change of scenery to the Packers would give Renfrow a fresh start in an offense that has desperately needed a legitimate slot wideout. Love would be able to utilize Renfrow as the true possession receiver that he is in the NFL. Renfrow may look like a throw-in in this trade, but he would actually be an integral part.
Being able to acquire the No. 7 overall pick would be a huge win for the Packers. That pick would give Brian Gutekunst a chance to add an impact player on a cheaper salary. He could go with an offensive lineman, an offensive weapon, or an addition to a defense already stacked with young talent.
None of the pieces the Raiders would trade would be more valuable than being able to acquire Aaron Rodgers. There’s nothing in this trade that should be considered untouchable.
This trade seems like it would be a win-win situation for both teams involved. Neither the Packers or Raiders would be upset with what they walk away with.
Expect to continue hearing a ton of rumors about Aaron Rodgers and his future with the Packers. A trade to the Raiders is certainly possible, but the Jets still have the best odds to acquire him. Keep an eye on these rumors as a decision from Rodgers is supposedly right around the corner in a week or two.