After a second consecutive home playoff surprise, Aaron Rodgers left Lambeau Field for perhaps the last time looking as frustrated and dejected as every fan in the stands.
A lot of the rumors about his future with the Packers stem from discontent he openly expressed to the organization last year. There is also speculation about whether the Packers will trade MVP (potentially a return) and kick off the Jordan Love era after a second draft in the first round two years ago.
The contract with Rodgers is set up so that the Packers, who are predicted to be $40 million more than the limit, can trade him before the draft and save more than $19 million by 2022 (they are) will need to eat more than $26 million in dead space by 2022, but wipe them out after that). In fact, Love had to play early, or else the Packers straight forward wasted their first pick. I suspect their main office wants to admit that.
So where will Rodgers play in 2022 if he is traded? Here are the most likely destinations and remember, these odds are based on whether he gets traded or not.
Rodgers said he did not want to be involved in the reconstruction. The Packers will want a king’s ransom for their quarterback. This works fine on both ends.
The Eagles have three first picks this year and five top 100 picks. They also have a solid holding midfielder in Jalen Hurts. That’s the kind of draft/player that Green Bay would be looking for someone at Rodgers’ level of talent.
The Eagles have also only made it to the knockout stages, with Devonta Smith, an emerging stand-out attack, a solid attack and a young head coach with an attacking mindset that has proven his worth. in this year.
This is best for both parties.
The Broncos don’t have as many first-round picks in this year’s draft as the Eagles, but they do play in the AFC, where Green Bay prefers, and they have more talent than Philly, which Rodgers prefers. The big question is how much talent is Green Bay trying to get as part of this deal?
Denver has a 9th pick in the 2022 NFL Draft and 5 picks in the Top 100. They could also trade the first round next year. But what if the Packers wanted Jerry Jeudy or Courtland Sutton for Rodgers? Does this landing spot entice Rodgers much? Maybe yes.
Peyton Manning won that all-important second Super Bowl with the Broncos and Denver GM George Paton known as one of the best in the business. I’ll make them favorites, but think this year’s Eagles instant draft capital will be as important to this move as anything else.
There’s always been a scenario where an unlisted team would move to get one of the best quarterbacks in league history. We will place the odds at 2/1.
There’s a huge jump between the favorites and the contenders in the odds here for a reason. The rest of these teams have big problems for Rodgers or the Packers when it comes to making this deal. For the Steelers, it is of a commercial compensation nature.
Simply put, Pittsburgh doesn’t have as much to offer as the other teams on this list when it comes to asset trading. The Steelers have their first pick this year, three Top 100 picks, and future picks to offer. Plus, they have some players that might be interesting to the Steelers. But at what cost? The Steelers need help to become real contenders. The removal of talent is counterproductive to what Rodgers wants.
They have limited space to make something happen, and their offense has parts that Rodgers would be happy to work with. But on the Packers side, there are other more compelling opportunities.
The Jets have two picks in the 2022 NFL Draft Top 10 and four in the top 40. That should be appealing to the Packers. They also have a ton of cap space (over $47 million), which should appeal to Rodgers. They also have a QB that they just drafted is #2 overall and isn’t talented enough to be an immediate Super Bowl contender.
However, the Jets traded for Brett Favre, and they probably went all out for another Packers QB to be replaced with a younger signal caller.
The Giants have fifth and seventh picks in the 2022 NFL Draft and five picks in the top 80. That’s great for the Packers, but what about Rodgers?
The Giants have no space and a terrible lineup, highlighted by their secondary attack. That doesn’t seem to align with what Rodgers has said about wanting to play for a candidate. No, I don’t see this happening.
https://fansided.com/betsided/posts/lets-set-odds-where-will-aaron-rodgers-play-in-2022?utm_source=RSS Aaron Rodgers Trade rate for where he will play in 2022