It’s not often that NFL Hall of Fame quarterbacks become available, but when one does, it’s usually a good idea to pursue them by any means necessary.
Just ask the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, whose fortunes completely turned around the minute they signed Tom Brady.
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— Aaron Rodgers (@AaronRodgers12) April 7, 2021
A Rodgers trade would completely distort the expectations surrounding the Packers, and the sentiments around whichever team he lands on.
The hardest, yet most important thing to find in the NFL is a franchise quarterback.
As we just saw in the 2021 NFL Draft, teams will almost literally bend over backwards to find the answer under center.
Even at the age of 37, Rodgers still figures to bring more to the field than a sizeable majority of the NFL, which is why certain teams should stop at nothing to try and trade for him.
Which three franchises should push their chips to the middle of the table to acquire Number 12?
— Aaron Rodgers (@AaronRodgers12) April 14, 2021
Ever since the middle of the 2020 season, there have been whispers that the Dolphins might not be completely satisfied with Tua Tagovailoa under center.
It seems strange to think that the team might readily dump the player they targeted so dearly while likely tanking in 2019, but sometimes where there’s smoke, there’s fire.
Miami was rumored to me in the mix for Deshaun Watson before his off-the-field allegations came to light, and might still be looking for an upgrade.
A package featuring Tagovailoa, a starter or two, and any of the Dolphins trove of future draft picks might be enough for the Packers to consider pulling the trigger.
Las Vegas Raiders
As promising as the Raiders have been since Jon Gruden returned to the team as head coach, it is going to be an uphill battle for them to ever be relevant in the AFC unless they make a drastic change.
The Kansas City Chiefs, led by Patrick Mahomes, figure to stand in the Raiders’ way for at least the next decade.
The Los Angeles Chargers are also coming on strong, as it seems like Justin Herbert might be the next star quarterback in the NFL.
Derek Carr is a solid player and a tough as nails leader, but unless they get more dynamic, they’ll likely finish second or third in the division for the foreseeable future.
Las Vegas will need to jettison a starter or two to the Packers in order to help make the numbers work, but they could use Rodgers’ services as badly as any team in the NFL.
We’ve seen this movie before, albeit with a little bit of a different plot.
Unhappy future Hall of Fame quarterback wants to leave Green Bay, and he gets his wish, only to end up with the Vikings to finish his career.
Brett Favre first made a stop with the New York Jets, but was supremely pumped to stick it to the Packers wearing the enemy purple.
Rodgers might relish that chance just as much, and the Vikings would be wise to tick the tires.
Green Bay would demand a premium from Minnesota considering they are division rivals, but the Vikings should seriously consider paying the exorbitant price in order to make a Super Bowl run in the next couple years.