Aaron Rodgers has had all kinds of media attention over the past year. With his somewhat controversial views, a lookalike in Lambeau, and playoff disappointment, there’s plenty of places Rodgers could end up. Here I’ll review why he may leave Green Bay and look at a few teams he might be playing for next year.
Why is Rodgers leaving Green Bay?
Well… He might not be. People close to the situation in Green Bay have reported that right now the relationship is as strong as it has been in a while. The Packers are hopeful about their chances of retaining the four-time MVP, but nobody is rushing Rodgers to make a decision.
Rodgers sounded dejected in his interview after Green Bay’s 13-10 loss to the 49ers in the playoffs. He seemed unhappy with his play as well as the special teams flaws that have been hurting the Packers all season. He also discussed his outlook on trying to win another Super Bowl in Green Bay… It was not positive.
I’m going to take a look at a few of the teams Rodgers might look at, and how likely it is that he’ll end up there.
San Francisco 49ers
The 49ers had a great season and made it to the NFC championship game. They have a great tight end in George Kittle and a very solid defense and special teams. If Rodgers doesn’t want to deal with a rebuild San Francisco could be a great option.
As a California native I’m sure Rodgers would love to play close to home. However, we know he can be one to hold a grudge. After his playoff loss this year to the 49ers I don’t know if I could see him switching sides.
Likelihood to go to San Francisco: 3/10
The Washington Commanders have just rebranded, and are looking for a great quarterback . They have a mid-low level starter/high level backup in Taylor Heinicke, but Washington needs an all star QB badly. They may be willing to trade for Rodgers.
Terry McLaurin is an excellent wide receiver for Rodgers to work with and Curtis Samuel and Deandre Carter are solid options as well. But this doesn’t come down to the fit, it comes down to the ability to agree to a trade.
Washington in my eyes doesn’t have enough to put on the table that wouldn’t take away from what they’re trying to build. I think it would be an interesting route for both The Commanders and Rodgers, but I doubt it will end up happening.
Likelihood to go to DC: 2/10
This one is very dependent on what happens to current Seattle quarterback Russell Wilson. Wilson has been rumored to be going many different places, and if he ends up somewhere other than Seattle, they may be interested in Rodgers.
It would be a smart move for both the Seahawks and Rodgers to come together. Seattle has a system set up that works with a good, healthy quarterback, and DK Metcalf and Aaron Rodgers would be an insane combo to watch every Sunday.
This one is entirely dependent on Wilson’s off season choices, but I could see it happening.
Likelihood to go to Seattle: 4/10
Green Bay Packers
In all honesty, this is my bet. The Packers and their star quarterback have been having recent tensions, but at the end of the day they’re a great fit. Green Bay has made it very clear they don’t want to lose Rodgers for his final seasons.
When Rodgers first came on the scene, there was some issue because The Packers somewhat dismissed legend Brett Favre and traded him to The Jets in order to let Rodgers start. They got backlash from fans and wanted to make sure they were on the right side of public opinion this time.
I see both star receiver Davante Adams and Rodgers signing with Green Bay in the offseason and pushing to make a big run in next year’s playoffs. If they get one more ring Rodgers can retire happy.
Likelihood to stay in Green Bay: 8/10
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