As of now, the Green Bay Packers and New York Jets have not agreed on terms for an Aaron Rodgers’ trade. Other teams should try to pursue the player. I have no idea how many other teams in the NFL would truly have interest in the four time MVP at this point, but you never know.
I’ve maintained for a little while now that I do think we should be entertaining the possibility that the Jets and Packers are unable to come to an agreement for the future Hall of Famer. They’ve surely known about Aaron Rodgers’ desire to play for the New York Jets for months now, so what’s the holdup?
Well, would any other teams want to pursue Rodgers, even if it’s just for a year?
Other teams should get in on Aaron Rodgers sweepstakes
New England Patriots
The Patriots apparently shopped Mac Jones this offseason and have an overall solid roster that needs more from the offense. If Rodgers and Bill O’Brien can co-exist together, that could be a nice marriage.
The Dolphins exercised Tua Tagovalioa’s fifth year option, but I guess that doesn’t mean they won’t try to upgrade. They’ve been hyper-aggressive in free agency the last couple of offseasons and are clearly trying to win now.
San Francisco 49ers
Brock Purdy might not be ready for week one, and Sam Darnold seems like the guy in line to start whatever games Purdy might need to miss. However, we’re talking about Brock Purdy. Could the 49ers come up with a temporary one or two year solution where Rodgers takes the reigns and Purdy becomes one of the highest paid backups in the NFL?
Unlikely, but fun to think about.
The Titans need to rebuilt but the idea of trading for Aaron Rodgers might prompt them to dump the much inferior Ryan Tannehill. The AFC South is an easy division at this moment, with the up and coming Jaguars as the only viable team.
Titans’ GM Ran Carthon isn’t going to make this trade even if it were presented in front of him, but the Titans do need better QB play.
So I do think that the Packers and Jets end up finding common ground with Aaron Rodgers. However, it’s taking longer that I personally expected, so you can help but wonder if other teams could get in.