Packers trade with Patriots
Of course, if the Packers did trade away Rodgers, it would be beneficial for it to be to an AFC team. And while the New England Patriots did just draft Mac Jones in the first round, one has to assume Bill Belichick would love the opportunity to help Rodgers win his second ring.
From Rodgers’ perspective, he’d get a chance to work with one of the greatest coaches of all-time. While the offense has struggled recently, they have got some help this offseason by signing free-agent tight ends Hunter Henry and Jonnu Smith.
But to land the reigning NFL MVP, the Patriots would have to give up a lot.
Along with first-round picks in the next two drafts, the Patriots also send two second-rounders and a third-rounder.
According to Tom Silverstein of the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, any Rodgers trade “will have to require a quarterback in exchange”. Consider it done.
With Rodgers heading one way, the Patriots send rookie Mac Jones to the Packers, giving Green Bay two first-round quarterbacks to develop with the hope one of them becomes a star. And if neither is ready to play in Week 1 this season, veteran Blake Bortles can take the reins.
With a bunch of early-round picks and a QB to develop, the Packers could turn the page to the future while Rodgers chases another ring with a coach who has six of them.