Aaron Rodgers was drafted by the Packers in 2005 and has spent all 18 seasons in Green Bay. Currently, he has not decided whether or not he will play in 2023-2024 and he will be going into a four day “darkness retreat” with a decision expected afterwards. Whether or not he plays or retires, there are also are some questions as to whether or not the Packers want to move forward with the four time MVP or give Jordan Love a chance.
If the Packers were to trade Aaron Rodgers, there could be a lot of potential organizations interested in him. The New York Jets and Las Vegas Raiders have been two of the most talked about teams, but he could make sense on a lot of football teams.
Here are nine teams that could look to acquire veteran quarterback Aaron Rodgers.
9) Seattle Seahawks
The Seahawks were a great story during the 2022-2023 season. After parting ways with quarterback Russell Wilson, Geno Smith led the team into the playoffs in which they eventually lost in the Wild Card round to the San Francisco 49ers. Pairing Rodgers with the likes of Kenneth Walker, DK Metcalf, and Tyler Lockett could allow the Seahawks to make a deep run next year.
8) San Francisco 49ers
The 49ers currently have an abundance of quarterbacks in Trey Lance, Brock Purdy, and Jimmy Garoppolo, but all suffered substantial injuries last season. Pending the health of these players, adding Rodgers would keep the team in Super Bowl contention while also allowing more healing time for their young quarterbacks. Not to mention they could all absorb some knowledge for Rodgers as well.
7) Tampa Bay Buccaneers
With Tom Brady retiring for a second time, and most likely for good this go around, Tampa Bay is looking for somebody to take over at quarterback. The offensive pieces are still there in Mike Evans, Chris Godwin, and Julio Jones, so adding Rodgers into the mix would give them a great shot at getting back to the Super Bowl.
6) Miami Dolphins
The health of franchise quarterback Tua Tagovailoa may be why Miami would consider acquiring Rodgers. Mike McDaniel puts together a great offensive scheme and the weapons are there on offense in Tyreek Hill and Jalylen Waddle.
5) Washington Commanders
Despite not having a game changing quarterback behind center, the Commanders stayed in the playoff hunt last season. Their defense will keep them in a lot of games and there is a lot of promise with wide receivers Terry McLaurin, Jahan Dotson, and Curtis Samuel. Rodgers may be just the player they need in order to make the playoffs despite playing in what was a very strong NFC East in 2022-2023.
4) New England Patriots
Quarterback Mac Jones has shown flashes of potential while in New England, but if Bill Belichick wants to make a few more runs at a Super Bowl he could consider adding Rodgers. The Patriots have a strong run game as well as defense, so an established veteran quarterback could be just what they need in order to take the next step.
3) Tennessee Titans
The Titans have built their offense around Derrick Henry, who is a bulldog at running back. Behind center they have Ryan Tannehill, who is actually owed more money than Rodgers next season. The success of the Titans may depend upon their quarterbacks ceiling and Rodgers would be an upgrade over Tannehill.
2) Las Vegas Raiders
With Derrick Carr out, the Raiders should be looking at how their superstar wide receiver Davante Adams is going to get the ball next season. What better way to replace Adams long time friend in Carr with his former quarterback from Green Bay in Rodgers. The connection on the field is there and pairing that duo up again could spell trouble for the rest of the league.
1) New York Jets
The Jets did not have any sort of stability at quarterback last season. Joe Flacco, Zach Wilson and Mike White all got opportunities, but Rodgers would be the guy if he ends up in New York. The Jets also have brought in Rodgers former offensive coordinator in Nathaniel Hackett, so there is a connection there.
It will be interesting to see what happens with Rodgers, if he decides to play in 2023-2024 or not.