The Aaron Rodgers drama is quickly becoming the story of the offseason. With the reigning MVP being linked with the Denver Broncos, things could move faster than expected.
Hours before the draft began on Thursday, the news broke: Aaron Rodgers potentially wants out of Green Bay. The 37 year old is reportedly unhappy with his lack of involvement in personnel decisions, specifically the selection of QB Jordan Love in last year’s draft.
Since then, there has been a lot of movement in the situation. For instance, a few days ago, a Yahoo Sports writer claimed that Rodgers would only return to the Packers if they fired GM Brian Gutekunst.
Obviously, if this is true, it puts the Packers in a tough spot. They can either fire Gutekunst, showing a great deal on weakness, or let the reigning league MVP walk.
Of course, there is always the third option of simply not trading him, but Rodgers is apparently willing to hold out. An undisclosed member of his camp claimed that Rodgers was even willing to retire if the Packers don’t trade him.
Although Rodgers is still, wisely, yet to say anything on the matter, he did like a seeming cryptic Tweet posted by his star wideout Davante Adams yesterday.
Gotta appreciate what u got while ya got it!
— Davante Adams (@tae15adams) May 3, 2021
Will Aaron Rodgers Join the Denver Broncos?
Obviously, the situation is young and it’s near impossible to say what Rodgers will do next. Of course, that never stopped some good old-fashioned speculation in the meantime.
One team that Rodgers has been linked with is the Denver Broncos. It’s no secret that Drew Lock hasn’t exactly been Super Bowl calibre and the team didn’t bring in any QBs in a historically strong QB draft class.
Denver did trade for Teddy Bridgewater, but Rodgers, needless to say, would be a huge step up. One NFL analyst, Rich Eisen, claimed that Rodgers would be happy to join the Broncos and be in Patrick Mahomes’s division.
“I heard he’d happily go to Denver because they’ve got the weapons. He doesn’t care that it’s in Mahomes division. He would actually love to personally beat Mahomes.”
Eisen added, “He would love to send Mahomes to the Wildcard every single year. This is what I’ve been told.”
“Is it personal or is it business? It’s both.”
News of @AaronRodgers12 unhappiness with the #Packers organization shook the #NFLDraft and @richeisen is hearing it’s a number of things but can only see it playing out one way: pic.twitter.com/924qMAUU6Z
— Rich Eisen Show (@RichEisenShow) May 3, 2021