Packers: 3 blockbuster Aaron Rodgers trade ideas to consider

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The Green Bay Packers have said they won’t trade Aaron Rodgers. Repeatedly. They’re still hoping he returns and plays in Green Bay this season. And that’s absolutely the correct approach to take as things stand. Rodgers is the defending NFL MVP and is so important to this team.

That said, what if at some point this summer, it becomes clear Rodgers isn’t coming back. Do the Packers let him sit at home and potentially retire, or do they pick up the phone and speak to other teams about a potential trade? After all, it would take a lot from another team to trade for the three-time MVP.

If the Packers believe in Jordan Love, they could potentially enter a new era with a boatload of draft picks and a couple of talented young players to build around coming back in a trade.

When considering potential trade partners, the San Francisco 49ers would make sense for many reasons, but it’s unrealistic. While Rodgers would potentially make the 49ers Super Bowl favorites, it’s hard to imagine the 49ers being able to offer enough in a trade, even if it included third-overall pick Trey Lance. To get Lance, San Francisco traded away its next two first-round picks.

But which teams could potentially make sense in a blockbuster trade for Rodgers? Here are three offers the Packers would have to seriously consider.