Aaron Rodgers: The Talk of the NFL

Aaron Rodgers: The Talk of the NFL

By Michael Simon

NEW YORK, NY_. The talk of nearly every sports talk show centers around a familiar name, Aaron Rodgers.  The Green Bay Packers quarterback has been receiving a lot of attention for his comments and actions when dealing with his situation with the Packers.

Rodgers has been quiet about his feeling regarding his future career plans. Following a 31-26 loss to the Super Bowl champion Tampa Bay Buccaneers in the NFC Championship game, Rodgers made statements that led NFL followers to believe his future might not be in Green Bay.

The three-time MVP has been absent from OTAs and the Packers’ minicamp. This absence has many analysts wondering where Aaron Rodgers may end up for the 2021 season.  With the season starting in two months, it is time to start thinking where Rodgers will be.

Where can Rodgers bring his talents?

Aaron Rodgers is still on contract until the 2023 season, currently with the Green Bay Packers.  The Packers, as a result, will need to find a team with enough assets to trade for the high-valued quarterback.  Let’s take a look at potential landing spots for Aaron.

  1. The Denver Broncos.  Denver currently seems to have high hopes for their young quarterback Drew Lock.  However, Denver’s star-powered defense, along with a lot of offensive weapons makes them a suitable location.  With recent super bowl experience, the Broncos have what it takes to attract Rodgers.  In terms of trade value, the Broncos have draft picks, and upcoming receivers like Courtland Sutton, Jerry Jeudy, KJ Hamler, and more that could be shipped in a potential deal.
  2. The Washington Football Team.  In the NFC East division it seems that each team is fighting for a .500 season.  This means that if a team can trade for a three-time MVP quarterback, they may become the frontrunner in the division.  The Football Team are coming off a NFC East division crown from 2021, mostly in part to a stellar defense.  Being a young team, Washington has a lot of offensive weapons in Terry McLaurin, Antonio Gibson, Logan Thomas, and more.  With Ryan Fitzpatrick as their current depth chart starter, a trade for Rodgers could make a lot of sense.
  3. The San Francisco 49ers.  The 49ers are a team that seems to be a quarterback away from a Super Bowl win,  After trading up in this last year’s draft for quarterback Trey Lance, and with current veteran quarterback Jimmy Garoppolo still on the roster, it seems the 49ers may be set.  However, if the quarterback play seems to be underperforming at any point throughout the season, there could be a trade in order.

These three teams all have a lot of assets and reasons to be interested in Aaron Rodgers.  However, the Green Bay Packers seem content with keeping Rodgers and attempting to make him happy.  It is going to take a lot of trade capitol to send Rodgers out of Green Bay, and within the coming weeks we should know where his future lies.

Michael Simon

Journalism Intern

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