Aaron Rodgers’ time with the Green Bay Packers appears to be coming to an end. For the past week, there has been a great deal of speculation that the New York Jets will trade for the future Hall of Fame quarterback. Owner Woody Johnson, general manager Joe Douglas, and several members of their coaching staff even flew out to California to meet with Rodgers last week. However, Rodgers to the Jets may not be as much of a sure thing as many believe it to be. According to ESPN’ Dan Graziano, the Las Vegas Raiders may still make a play for Davante Adams’ former quarterback.
The Las Vegas Raiders May Still Try to Acquire Aaron Rodgers
According to Graziano:
“There could be another team lurking (there are still people who think the Raiders will ultimately get involved, though if they are interested, they’ve been very verrrrrry quiet about it).”
Earlier in the offseason, the Raiders were the odds-on favorites to acquire the four-time MVP. Of course, they decided to move on from long-time quarterback Derek Carr, who has since signed a four-year $150 million contract with the New Orleans Saints. Adams, the Packers’ former top wide receiver who set multiple franchise single-season records in 2020 and 2021, did a great deal of recruiting via Twitter during the Pebble Beach Pro Am golf tournament, which Rodgers won.
Needless to say, even with Rodgers to the Jets seeming more and more likely, the thought of him reuniting with Adams in Las Vegas does have a certain appeal to it. Rodgers and Adams, of course, have a chemistry that is hard to duplicate in the NFL. Additionally, Las Vegas would be closer to his California home.
Interest from the Las Vegas Raiders in Aaron Rodgers Would Be Good for the Packers
If this report is true, it is the best case scenario for the Packers. As it stands, many believe that Green Bay will not get much in return for the four-time MVP. This is because of his age, down season in 2022, and the chance that 2023 will be final year in the NFL. However, if two teams are interested, Green Bay can start a bidding war between the two teams to maximize Rodgers’ trade value.
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