Even on the biggest day in American Sports, Aaron Rodgers’ name is still making headlines. As we await Aaron Rodgers’ decision on his future, the Packers are reportedly planning for every scenario. If Aaron Rodgers does in-fact want to keep playing, that doesn’t necessarily mean it’ll be for the Green Bay Packers. Matt LaFleur has made it obvious that he would like the four-time MVP back in Green Bay in 2023. Brian Gutekunst made it clear that the organization will wait for Rodgers’ decision and then proceed. On Super Bowl Sunday Morning, Ian Rapoport revealed that the Packers are open to trading Rodgers if he does decide to come back.
Packers Are Open To Trading Aaron Rodgers If He Come Back
According to Ian Rapoport and Tom Pelissero of NFL Network, the Packers are open to working with Rodgers to facilitate a trade. For salary cap reasons, Aaron Rodgers would need to be open to reworking his contract. The Packers, however, are not planning to let his massive three-year $150 million contract, stand in his way.
Rodgers signed that three-year, $150.815 million restructured deal with the Packers last offseason. He has a $58.3 million signing bonus for 2023 and a cap hit of $31.6 million. His signing bonus has already been spread out until 2026. Several teams have reportedly inquired about Rodgers’ availability already. The Packers have told them they are not yet ready to engage in trade discussions, but the door obviously is not closed.
Aaron Rodgers Odds Take Massive Turn Overnight
In new odds that were live on Saturday morning, the Las Vegas Raiders remain the favorite at -350. The Packers’ odds decreased from +175 on Friday to +225 this morning. The Jets, who were practically a coin flip to land with the Packers a couple of weeks ago, previously fell to +600 but closed to +450 in the most recent update. The Washington Commanders and Indianapolis Colts are two teams who’ve been hanging back in the odds. Their odds both fell to +1800 in the latest update
Talking in percentage terms, the Raiders are at 77.8% to land Aaron Rodgers. The Packers are sitting at 30.8% and the Jets are at 18.2%. The Commanders, Buccaneers, and Colts are 5.3%.
If the Green Bay Packers end up trading Rodgers, the Love era in Green Bay would officially be underway. Jordan Love has made it clear he wants to play in 2023. Over the past couple of years, Love has showcased a great work ethic and a much-improved game. He showed this season in the limited time that he has the potential of being a very good quarterback. Aaron Jones has made it clear that he thinks Jordan Love will be ready when his name is called upon in this league:
Jordan Love is ready. Jordan Love will be their guy. He made a huge jump this year. We’ve seen it, OTAs we saw it and it just kept snowballing. You can tell he wants to play, he’s been itching to play. When his time comes he’s going to be ready.
Jordan is very smart, he listens, he wants to be successful. He is going to put everybody in the right positions. If something isn’t right, “check check check, hold on” and he’ll get everybody right. It has been so cool to see his growth and development. Seeing him gain that confidence and pick it up, it showed when he went in against Philly and played well.
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