Aaron Rodgers’ future remains a mystery, but it doesn’t appear the Green Bay Packers will be trading him to the Las Vegas Raiders.
The Raiders were considered by many to be one of the top landing spots for Rodgers, where he would be reunited with wide receiver Davante Adams.
Well, it appears it won’t be happening.
According to Vic Tafur of The Athletic, the Raiders have agreed “they won’t be in on the Aaron Rodgers sweepstakes”.
Tafur added that Las Vegas has “too many holes on their roster to trade high picks” for Rodgers.
And it’s understandable.
Yes, Aaron Rodgers would give the Raiders a significant upgrade on offense. He would join an offense with Davante Adams, Darren Waller, Hunter Renfrow, and possibly Josh Jacobs, if he re-signs this offseason.
But the Raiders need to improve their offensive line, while also adding a lot of talent to a defense that ranked 28th in the NFL this past season.
Adding Rodgers would help the Raiders improve, but more work would be required to become serious Super Bowl contenders.
And by trading for Rodgers, the Raiders would likely need to send premium draft picks to the Packers, which would hurt their ability to improve the roster.
The Raiders hold the seventh overall pick in the 2023 NFL Draft, giving them a great opportunity to land a rookie quarterback in the first round.
So, what does this mean for the Packers and Aaron Rodgers?
Should the four-time MVP request a trade, the New York Jets could be the best landing spot. A team capable of winning with the right quarterback and another offseason to add talent to the roster.
Retirement and returning to the Packers also remain in play for Rodgers.
But it would appear a reunion with Davante Adams in Las Vegas won’t be happening any time soon.