If Aaron Rodgers does want out of Green Bay, he ought to decide upon his future soon with the Packers.
Aaron Rodgers emerged from the darkness last Wednesday. Since then, we haven’t heard much of a peep from him regarding his future. It turns out rival NFL organizations don’t like to wait, either.
Per NFL insider Peter King, the Rodgers sweepstakes will not involve the Raiders, Colts, Texans, or Panthers. The fact that the Raiders would be out on Rodgers so quickly is a bit of a surprise.
Rodgers former teammate in Green Bay, Davante Adams, has vouched for him on social media. Adding the veteran QB would serve as a pretty major upgrade over Derek Carr, who is also a free agent since Vegas released him a few weeks ago to avoid a major payday.
Aaron Rodgers rumors: Options dwindling after darkness retreat
Aaron Rodgers demise works to the favor of the Chicago Bears, which remain very interested in trading the No. 1 overall pick for further assets. The following, from Sports Illustrated’s Peter King, further emphasizes why Rodgers market is dwindling.
“The Bears have the first overall pick in 2023. There are four quarterbacks likely to go in the first half of the first round, and four teams with major quarterback needs in the top nine: Houston (two), Indianapolis (four), Las Vegas (seven) and Carolina (nine). I hear—though it might be smoke—that none of the four wants to scotch-tape a veteran like 39-year-old Aaron Rodgers and probably not Derek Carr. So the Bears, if they’re not going to use the first pick on a quarterback, could get rich quick by using quarterback desperation against these four teams.”
Rodgers is towards the tail end of his career. Selecting a high-profile rookie quarterback gives a team multiple advantages. First off, if that quarterback hits, it’s a franchise-altering talent. Second, the rookie deal allows any front office to surround that quarterback with talent, and set them up for a playoff run.
Dealing for Rodgers, on the other hand, is expensive in both currency and draft selections.
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