Since the end of NFL season there have been no shortage of rumors surrounding the situation at the quarterback position for the Green Bay Packers.
Is Aaron Rodgers going to retire, is he going to play for the Packers, or is he going to be playing elsewhere?
All these questions have be circling around the organization for the last three months and as we sit around 10 days away from the new league year and the start of free agency, these talks are heating up.
If Rodgers decides he wants to play next year and the front office thinks that the best situation for the team is to move on to Jordan Love, where would Rodgers be moved to?
Let’s take a trip down this hypothecial road, shall we?
Aaron Rodgers to the Las Vegas Raiders
Wouldn’t this be something! Davante Adams gets his quarterback back after not wanting to play with him anymore due to the uncertainty of his future, oh the irony.
Seriously, however, this trade could very well happen and the return for Green Bay could be lucrative.
The Las Vegas Raiders have the seventh overall pick in this year’s first round, a pick this high could be on the move if the Raiders feel that they want to go after Aaron Rodgers if he is on the trade block.
Green Bay would receive pick seven along with already having their own pick at 15. This could mean that the Packers would have two top-15 draft picks in order to add potential instant playmakers to the organization.
If Rodgers is moved to the Raiders, perhaps Darren Waller could be involved in the deal. Knowing that Green Bay needs help at tight end, Waller could be involved in this trade if it comes to fruition.
Waller would instantly improve the Packers offense and finally add that true receiving threat at the tight end position that the team has missed since the retirement of Jermichael Finley. This would also make it so the Packers could look at a different position with the 15th overall pick in the draft.
If this trade goes through, do not be surprised if it looks something like this:
Raiders receive: Aaron Rodgers
Packers receive: Darren Waller, first-round pick (No. 7 overall)
Aaron Rodgers to the New York Jets
This seems to be the most likely outcome for Rodgers if he is dealt this offseason.
The New York Jets have the 13th pick in the first round of this year’s draft, and just like the trade to the Raiders, the New York Jets could trade this pick to Green Bay in order to get Rodgers.
I think that if Green Bay has both the 13th and 15th picks in this year’s draft, the Packers could decide to move up into the top 10 with both of these picks and draft one of the top players on their draft board.
If the Packers feel that just pick 13 is not enough to move on from Rodgers, they could ask for the Jets’ 2024 first-round pick. This would help bolster next year’s draft while allowing Green Bay to be more fluid in the draft plans next year.
If this trade goes through, it could look like this:
Jets receive: Aaron Rodgers, fourth-round pick
Packers receive: First-round pick (No. 13), 2024 first-round pick, 2024 fourth-round pick