Packers: 3 potential trade packages for Aaron Rodgers

Green Bay Packers, Aaron Rodgers (Photo by Megan Briggs/Getty Images)
Green Bay Packers, Aaron Rodgers (Photo by Megan Briggs/Getty Images) /

It’s difficult to know what the Green Bay Packers could realistically receive in an Aaron Rodgers trade this offseason.

One thing is almost certain: Green Bay probably could’ve got a lot more a year ago, and wouldn’t have to deal with as big of a dead cap hit.

Still, here are a few trade packages that could make sense:

Trade #1: Packers trade Aaron Rodgers to Raiders

Would the Las Vegas Raiders be willing to give up the seventh overall pick for Aaron Rodgers? Maybe, but that’s far from a guarantee. They may wish to give up conditional picks instead.

This is a potential compromise.

Green Bay gets a premium pick this year, but not a first-rounder. That first-round selection comes in 2024 when it likely would be in the 20s or 30s rather than seventh.

Still, Green Bay lands two excellent draft picks to build long-term.

Trade #2: Packers trade Aaron Rodgers to Jets

According to ESPN’s Rich Cimini, New York Jets owner Woody Johnson said he would “absolutely” spend big for a quarterback, which he believes is the “missing piece”.

Well, this sure would count as spending big on the quarterback position.

Landing two first-rounders would be a perfect scenario for the Packers, giving them two Day 1 picks in two years to help build around Jordan Love.

Trade #3: Packers trade Aaron Rodgers to Raiders

Another trade scenario with the Raiders here. Again, the Raiders don’t give up a first-rounder in 2023. Or any of this year’s picks, for that matter.

Instead, they send a 2024 first-round choice, which could be at the bottom of the round, along with veteran tight end Darren Waller.

Jordan Love gets some help with a quality starting tight end.

This is perhaps less favorable than the others for a couple of reasons. If the plan is to build around a young quarterback, adding a tight end entering his age-31 season may not make much sense.

And would Aaron Rodgers love the idea of going to a team about to lose its star tight end?

Still, the Raiders would get their QB and the Packers would get a future first-rounder along with an instant contributor at TE.