Aaron Rodgers is still a member of the Green Bay Packers, as the team’s offseason workout program started Monday. The Packers and New York Jets are struggling to finalize a deal to send Rodgers to the AFC contender. Reports have come out that the Packers are stubborn in what they want for Rodgers, even as the Jets are spooked about the quarterback’s murky future. The Tennessee Titans are now reportedly interested in trading for Rodgers, and they have a lot of draft capital to get a deal done.
The Tennessee Titans could offer the right deal for Aaron Rodgers
The Jets reportedly aren’t willing to give up as much as a second-round pick for Rodgers in this year’s draft. They don’t have a third-round choice to offer Green Bay. The Jets are also seeming to waffle on the prospect of granting the Packers a 2024 first-round pick for Rodgers. A 2023 fourth-round pick with no first round compensation is a true lowball offer by the Jets. The Titans could easily outbid the Jets to steal Rodgers away this offseason if they want a chance to win a Super Bowl next season.
The Titans have a second (41) and third round pick (72) in this years draft. So the Titans would have leverage over the Jets by being able to give the Packers better draft capital if they were to trade their second or third round pick. The Jets second round pick is the 42nd overall pick, one spot back from the Titans.
Moves by the Titans this offseason hint at a reset. But by trading for Rodgers, the team would automatically become a contender in the AFC. The Titans have a solid foundation on defense, and sport one of the best backfields in the league with running back Derrick Henry–another player the Titans could trade this offseason.
One would think the Titans could trade Henry to another team as well. In return, the Titans could package a veteran pass catcher to Rodgers liking. The Titans would then be a force in a weak AFC South division, and the Packers could have extra draft capital to build round Jordan Love.
Proposed Trade for Aaron Rodgers
Green Bay Packers Receive:
- 2023 second round pick
- 2024 first round pick
- Conditionally 2024 third round pick (would turn into fourth round pick if Rodgers retired next offseason.)
The Packers deserve to get the best deal they can for their four-time NFL MVP quarterback. If the Jets are unable to provide a reasonable offer before the draft next week, the Titans have enough draft capital to outbid for Rodgers.
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