As if this off-season (which just began) hasn’t been stressful enough for Packers fans, there is now more to add onto the Aaron Rodgers story. Since the 2021 regular season, it was reported that the Denver Broncos would make a push for Aaron Rodgers. However we have yet to hear any reports of those pushes impacting Rodgers’ decision, until now:
Aaron Rodgers has massive long-term contract offer from Packers that will alter QB market. But Denver lurking in a big way
— Jeremy Fowler (@JFowlerESPN) March 6, 2022
Jeremy Fowler, an ESPN Senior NFL reporter, announced that the Broncos have caught Rodgers’ eye more than we originally thought. Green bay has made it obvious since last off-season they are willing to make Aaron Rodgers the highest paid QB in the NFL. Aaron Rodgers has stated more than once that “money has nothing to do with it.” Per Ian Rapoport at the NFL Combine: “Ever since the Aaron Rodgers rumors started, the Denver Broncos have always been the potential trade location. I’m not saying anything is happening right now. It doesn’t seem like the Packers have entertained any trade thoughts at all. But in Rodgers’ mind, if he was not in Green Bay, it seems that (Denver) would be the other spot he’d want to be.”
What would a trade with Denver look like?
It has been widely broadcast that Denver would be willing to go “all-in” for Aaron Rodgers. What exactly does that mean? Here is one possible example:
Mike talks potential tag n trade with Adams as well. What might that look like?
-Davante Adams https://t.co/jIjlC69AsP
— Steven Kriz (@skrizPO) March 6, 2022
While this trade includes the Packers tagging and trading Davante Adams, it is not far off from what Green Bay would ask for. You don’t trade away two of the best players in the game at their positions without getting a franchise altering haul in return. While the exact trade would differ slightly (I’m sure), you can guarantee multiple first round picks, multiple second/third round picks, starting caliber players, and more. While trading away Rodgers and Adams would almost solidify Green Bay NOT winning it all in 2022, it could set them up for a decade with draft stock and future starters.
When do we expect a decision?
Tuesday, March 8 has been Aaron Rodgers’ self-imposed deadline since the season ended. Tuesdays are also the days that Rodgers appeared on the Pat McAfee show during the season. Rodgers has also stated that he wants to make his announcement LIVE on the Pat McAfee show. It seems like the stars are aligning for March 8th.
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