Aaron Rodgers hopes the Packers can still make a trade
The Green Bay Packers made several calls about possible trades before last week’s trade deadline. Two trades the Packers inquired about happened to fall to divisional rivals. The Packers wound up coming up empty-handed, and the lack of depth at wide receiver showed up during the teams’ loss to the Detroit Lions in Week 9. Quarterback Aaron Rodgers made some mistakes, but he worked with wide receivers who don’t usually play in games.
During his appearance on The Pat McAfee Show on Tuesday, Rodgers was asked about his and the Packers’ mindset after missing out at the trade deadline and the team’s poor record. McAfee was curious if the Packers still had an interest in bringing in a top free agent like Odell Beckham Jr. or if Rodgers would have to lead a turnaround this season with what was on the roster. Rodgers, who said he was an external optimist during the show Tuesday, was hoping the Packers could still trade this season.
“Yeah, I mean there’s rules about the trade deadline,” Rodgers said. “You can still trade for players after the trade deadline. I’m not exactly sure how it’s different than before the trade deadline and if there’s different compensation involved or something along those lines. I’m sure Fox or somebody can figure something out. I mean, I believe you can still trade for someone after the deadline. There’s just a different something involved.”
The Packers cannot trade until the season is over
Rodgers might be slightly unrealistic in his beliefs for the Packers this season. The Packers cannot finalize a trade until the next league year starts. It was shocking to see Rodgers realize he was stuck with the roster he had during the show. We’ll see how he responds this week, knowing a trade cannot be made.