San Francisco 49ers
If you can’t beat them, join them. OK, that’s a little harsh.
Joking aside, Aaron Rodgers to the San Francisco 49ers would be unfair to the rest of the league. Just immediately put them in the Super Bowl against the Kansas City Chiefs so we don’t have to play the rest of the season.
The 49ers might be the best team in football.
San Francisco has the NFL’s No. 1-ranked defense and No. 5 offense. They have won 10 games in a row and look unstoppable entering the playoffs.
And that’s despite having three different quarterbacks this season. Rookie seventh-rounder Brock Purdy has stepped in and thrown for 1,374 yards, 13 touchdowns, and four interceptions, with a passer rating of 107.3. The Niners haven’t lost with Purdy.
Now imagine swapping Mr. Irrelevant for a four-time MVP and future Hall-of-Famer in Aaron Rodgers.
Rodgers could be the missing piece to an offense featuring All-Pros in Christian McCaffrey, Deebo Samuel, George Kittle, and Trent Williams.
Kyle Shanahan’s offense is so good that seemingly any quarterback can step in and dominate. But now imagine a passer as talented as Rodgers.
The downside here is that San Francisco has no draft picks inside the opening two rounds, so Green Bay would need to trade for picks beyond 2023.
But if that’s a possibility, the 49ers would be a dream landing spot for Rodgers. Would the Packers be willing to make a trade with an NFC rival?