Packers: Raiders reportedly ‘team to watch’ in Aaron Rodgers trade

Green Bay Packers, Aaron Rodgers (Photo by Patrick McDermott/Getty Images)
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Maybe the Las Vegas Raiders could trade for Green Bay Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers, after all.

With Rodgers’ future still uncertain, the Raiders are a potential landing spot for the four-time MVP should the Packers trade him.

According to ESPN’s Dan Graziano, the Raiders could be interested in trading for Aaron Rodgers this offseason.

“The Las Vegas Raiders remain a team to watch in the Aaron Rodgers sweepstakes, whenever those kick off,” Graziano reported.

This comes just days after a report from The Athletic’s Vic Tafur that the Raiders would not be trading for the four-time MVP.

A move to Las Vegas would reunite Rodgers with Davante Adams, his greatest-ever wide receiver.

During his eight seasons in Green Bay, Adams made 669 receptions for 8,121 yards and 73 touchdowns.

After only one season apart, it likely wouldn’t take long for Rodgers and Adams to reestablish their unstoppable connection, one that most defenses had no answer for.

Rodgers would also get the benefit of throwing to tight end Darren Waller and wide receiver Hunter Renfrow. It could be an excellent offense, especially if 2022 NFL rushing champion Josh Jacobs re-signs.

However, there are reasons why the Raiders might not be a perfect fit for Rodgers.

Las Vegas needs to add a lot of talent on defense, while also upgrading the offensive line. Could the Raiders fix their biggest needs this offseason and build a Super Bowl roster?

Giving up premium draft picks to the Packers in a trade wouldn’t help.

But that doesn’t mean a deal isn’t possible.

If the Packers are open to trading Rodgers, it will help if multiple teams are interested. So interest from the Raiders would be good news for Green Bay.

With free agency a little over a week away, we should soon know what’s next for Aaron Rodgers and the Packers.