One particular working day taken off from the tentpole information of the Denver Broncos obtaining veteran quarterback Teddy Bridgewater through trade from the Carolina Panthers, another, far additional attained signal-caller, has been tied to the Mile Higher Town. And on NFL draft day, no fewer.
A single of the draws to Denver for Rodgers would be his new fiance — actress Shailene Woodley — who resides in Boulder, CO. It would also get him closer to the West Coastline, the place he’s from.
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Rodgers, drafted in the first round by the Packers again in 2005, performed his college ball at Cal and is coming of nonetheless one more masterpiece of a time. He received his third MVP award at age 37 immediately after passing for 4,299 yards and 48 touchdowns to just five interceptions, finishing a whopping 70.7% of his passes.
Rodgers led the Packers to the NFC title game but in the end fell at house to Tom Brady and the eventual World-Winner Tampa Bay Buccaneers. Rodgers is a 9-time Professional Bowler and 4-time All-Professional (a few very first-team) and would seem to have a great deal of football still left in the tank.
The Broncos famously landed the most significant no cost-agent fish in NFL historical past again in 2012 when a then-36-12 months-old Peyton Manning signed a 5-yr deal to perform in Denver. The ensuing 4 several years have been arguably the most thriving quartet of seasons in franchise background.
With John Elway even now lurking in the background as president of soccer operations, and Rodgers certainly maneuvering to leave Environmentally friendly Bay (he’s threatening to sit out if not traded), the wiley ol’ front-business office czar could test to string with each other just one previous two-minute push and land Denver a further upcoming Hall-of-Famer.
The rate for Rodgers would value an arm and a leg, no question. But if it meant having him in Denver to be paired with the likes of Courtland Sutton, Noah Fant, Jerry Jeudy, and KJ Hamler, alongside with Vic Fangio’s protection which is teeming with talent and menace, new GM George Paton could possibly locate it tricky to appear that present-horse in the mouth.
The Broncos keep the No. 9 general pick in Thursday night’s draft, which would most unquestionably be needed in any figurative package to purchase Rodgers.
Continue to be tuned.
UPDATE: Insider Mike Silver delivered the most recent in Denver’s endeavor to seem into a Rodgers trade and where items stand transferring ahead.
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