During his appearance on the Pat McAfee show, Aaron Rodgers hinted that a reunion with a certain wide receiver was of interest at one point. Were the Raiders in on No. 12?
Aaron Rodgers did say that he intends to play for the New York Jets this coming season, assuming they can work out a trade with the Green Bay Packers. Rodgers interview lasted over an hour, and was all-encompassing, as he discussed his departure from Green Bay, his darkness retreat and his future with the Jets.
It was a surprising tell-all for a player unafraid of the public eye. Rodgers called out several reporters by name — including Adam Schefter and Ian Rapoport — for their false info.
While the Jets did eventually win out, they were not the only team interested in Rodgers at one point in time. The Raiders, in what would’ve been a reunion with Davante Adams, could have pulled the trigger.
NFL rumors: Aaron Rodgers could have been traded to Raiders
Aaron Rodgers didn’t want to mention any names, but made it brutally obvious. Pat McAfee filled in the gaps for Rodgers, who doesn’t want a tampering fine.
Rather than a trade for Rodgers, the Raiders opted to fill their void at quarterback with Jimmy Garoppolo, who was a free agent and has a history with head coach Josh McDaniels from his time in New England. Garoppolo is a downgrade from Rodgers, that’s for sure, but he can manage games well and has won in the postseason.
Adams himself was traded to Vegas in part to reunite with Derek Carr, as they played together in college at Fresno State. With Carr in the Bayou, playing with Rodgers again would have been an easy transition.
Adams and Garoppolo will get along fine, as long as Davante gets his touches. The Raiders are still capable of being a playoff team if everything comes together. Should they fail to reach that goal, looking back on a failed trade for Rodgers will be even tougher for fans to handle.
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