Will he stay in Green Bay, or will he join another team?
According to @ProFootballTalk, there are four suitors for Aaron Rodgers.
The #Steelers are one, and reportedly have an offer on the table for the MVP Quarterback.
— Mike Nicastro (@MikedUpSports1) March 5, 2022
While the most likely scenario is that Rodgers stays in Green Bay, the Pittsburgh Steelers could definitely use a veteran quarterback of his caliber now that Ben Roethlisberger retired.
Would the Steelers be the best fit for Rodgers should he decide to leave the Packers?
The answer is no; it is not the best fit, but it would be a really good one.
The best fit for Rodgers outside of Green Bay would be San Francisco.
Pittsburgh could be considered a close second, and here are the reasons why.
I will buy THREE random people that retweet this tweet a Aaron Rodgers Steelers jersey if Aaron Rodgers is traded to the Pittsburgh Steelers this offseason pic.twitter.com/M8PfTpRXMn
— chris 🇺🇦 (@chrisburgh) March 5, 2022
1. Culture Is Similar To Green Bay
Pittsburgh is used to winning.
They have an excellent record of winning Super Bowls.
The Steelers are almost always in the postseason.
Legendary quarterbacks are part of the team’s history.
The fans are enthusiastic and always ready to embrace their team, win or lose.
The culture in these cities and organizations is very similar.
#Steelers fans should want Aaron Rodgers.
Aaron Rodgers should want Steelers fans.
👑 QB is king in Pittsburgh.
If you’re winning games, you might as well be walking on water. pic.twitter.com/zkxxavhP2o
— Rick Fish 🐟 (@rickfish412) March 5, 2022
2. Excellent Coach
Mike Tomlin is an outstanding coach.
He is seven years older than Matt LaFleur.
What separates him from LaFleur is that he is a Super Bowl Champion.
That could appeal to Rodgers.
Aaron Rodgers talks about his funny moment with Mike Tomlin pic.twitter.com/GINvhSkXwA
— alex 💙💛 (@highlghtheaven) January 4, 2022
3. Good Team
Their defense is always very good and led by the 2022 NFL Defensive Player of the Year, T.J. Watt.
Feels like Chase Claypool's grown up the last few weeks of the season. No storylines, better effort blocking downfield, and cameras caught him saying "that's all you" to Ray-Ray McCloud for his 3rd down, 20 yard catch that set up Claypool's TD (via team YT channel). #Steelers pic.twitter.com/9JQiXkG1nA
— Alex Kozora (@Alex_Kozora) January 13, 2022
4. Interesting Division and Conference
Switching to the AFC may be a good change of pace for Rodgers.
The Steelers are in the same division as the Cleveland Browns, Baltimore Ravens, and the 2021 AFC Champions, the Cincinnati Bengals.
It is a competitive division with heated rivalries.
The Packers have owned the NFC North for years; Rodgers’ best competition is always outside of his division.
Jumping to the AFC North would be very different for him.
Why would Aaron Rodgers want to join the QB-loaded AFC West when he could join the Steelers in the AFC North where there is only a recent MVP and Joe Burrow to deal with?
— Sayre Bedinger (@SayreBedinger) February 8, 2022
To be clear, it seems as though Rodgers will either go back to Green Bay or retire from the NFL.
It would be shocking if he switched teams; that was a more likely scenario in the 2021 offseason when he was frustrated with the Packers.
Since then, the Packers have gone to great lengths to make Rodgers happy.
The Packers are more prepared to go to the Super Bowl than the Steelers who are younger and less experienced.
The best situation for both QB Aaron Rodgers and WR Davante Adams is in GB.
GB, arguably the 2nd best team in the NFC with potential to be the best because of those two, but also the players around them.
If they leave, the success in GB will change, but so will it for them.
— NFL Talk (@NFL_Talk_Sports) March 6, 2022
If he wants to win now, the Packers are the best place to be.
As mentioned before, the other place besides Green Bay would be San Francisco.
Working with Kyle Shanahan and becoming part of a team that also nearly made it to the Super Bowl could be appealing.
Being in California could also be a plus.
The Denver Broncos are mentioned often, but it feels as though they are years away from potentially getting into a Super Bowl.
We will not be speculating too much longer.
Rodgers is expected to share his future plans very shortly.