While an Aaron Rodgers trade seems unlikely this offseason, it’s not impossible for the Green Bay Packers to make a deal work.
Over The Cap broke down the finances in a possible deal. If the Packers traded Rodgers prior to June 1, they would take on a dead cap hit of $40.31 million in 2023. However, if they traded him after June 1, it would be split into $15.83 million next year and $24.48 million in 2024.
Why would a trade happen?
One of two possible reasons would make sense. If Rodgers wants to keep playing but the Packers want to move to Jordan Love, or if Rodgers decides he wants to play elsewhere, perhaps a deal could be worked on.
So, let’s imagine a world where Rodgers does get traded. Which potential landing spots would make sense?
New England Patriots
Bill Belichick won six Super Bowls with Tom Brady. Could he win another ring with a different MVP quarterback?
The New England Patriots knocked on the door of the postseason this year, falling just short. They now enter an interesting offseason as it seems they are anything but committed to Mac Jones long term.
New England could potentially be in a great spot by adding a quarterback like Rodgers.
It has a strong defense, ranking eighth in the NFL this season. The Patriots also have Belichick, one of the greatest coaches of all time.
They enter the offseason with 11 draft picks and $54.18 million of cap space, according to Over The Cap.
Rodgers would get the opportunity to play for Belichick and help a talented Patriots team become contenders again in 2023.