Who will land Aaron Rodgers?
By: Jeremy Trottier
The most talked about trade candidate right now in the NFL is Green Bay Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers. There have been quite a few team names thrown out into the potential mix of suitors who could pull the trigger if he becomes available. In this article, I will be going over the three most realistic teams to land Aaron Rodgers.
As of the making of this article, the Broncos have a very solid team at essentially every position outside quarterback. Despite having both Drew Lock and Teddy Bridgewater, who are both potentially quality starters, taking it to the next level with an elite QB such as Rodgers would be a fast track to essentially guaranteed playoffs.
As the team who got twilight of his career Peyton Manning and then proceeded to win a Super Bowl with him, doing this again with another elite all time quarterback would be a huge win. With the team already set up with receiving weapons such as Courtland Sutton, Noah Fant, Jerry Jeudy, KJ Hamler, Tim Patrick, and more, this would not even begin to be a worry for Rodgers.
The Broncos have also had a relatively high-end defense for the last few years, and with the offseason moves they have made to improve it, the sky is the limit.
New York Giants
A team that has not been given nearly enough credit for its relatively quick turnover these past few seasons is the New York Giants. Another team who has a younger QB who has not panned out too well so far in Daniel Jones, could look to make a quicker track to the deep playoffs than continuing the development.
With receiving options such as Kenny Golladay, Kadarius Toney, Evan Engram, Sterling Shepherd, Darius Slayton, and even John Ross, they have another relatively deep receiving core to appease Rodgers. They also have a very stout defense, as well as a returning weapon in Saquon Barkley.
Having Rodgers team up with the likes of Saquon Barkley would be an absolute matchup nightmare for any opposing defense. However for the Giants and their fanbase, it would be a dream come true for most.
Washington Football Team
Wrapping up the list we have another NFC East team in Washington, who has also made huge improvements to their team in the last few years. Speaking of impressive defenses, Washington basically relied upon their defense last year to win games at times, and they forced an absolute ton of turnovers.
Getting Rodgers fed the ball constantly by a defense would be something to witness for sure, as he already performed at an MVP level with an above average one. Washington also has weapons to compete with the others, such as Terry McLaurin, Curtis Samuel, Antonio Gibson, Logan Thomas, and newly acquired Dyami Brown as a slot option.
One more point of emphasis that may help Rodgers make the decision to go to Washington would be their offensive line. With elite guard Brandon Scherff up front, as well as pieces such as Morgan Moses, Charles Leno Jr, Wes Schweitzer, and Chase Roullier, they have a relatively solid front to hold up for their QB. All of these different values could come together to make a nice landing spot for Aaron.