You could believe almost nothing could steal the limelight absent from the star-studded opening evening of the NFL draft but that assumption was blown away when the league’s marquee offseason celebration abruptly obtained upstaged by the breaking information that reigning MVP quarterback Aaron Rodgers was sturdy-arming a trade out of Green Bay.
The Denver Broncos were being instantly pegged among three favourite places for Rodgers to finish his Corridor-of-Fame career, along with the San Francisco 49ers and Las Vegas Raiders. Teams’ draft boards were previously set, so the chance of an quick improve of landscapes for Rodgers turned an not likely longshot in spite of the draft-night time din.
On the other hand, the risk stays that the 9-time Pro Bowler is intent on forcing a messy divorce from the Packers in the weeks to occur. With the rumor mill now in complete swing, and coinciding with the Broncos releasing backup QB Jeff Driskel, responsible NFL insider Peter King predicts Rodgers would not change up for OTAs in Eco-friendly Bay in get to manufacture a trade.
“I would anticipate Rodgers to not participate in any offseason perform with the Packers, and to hope the Packers would transform their minds about buying and selling him,” King wrote for NBC Sporting activities.
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The problem is coming to a head with the national standpoint staying thoroughly eaten by speculating on Rodgers’ probable landing spots really should Eco-friendly Bay meet his calls for. King discovered the AFC West as the opportunity desired destination for the former Tremendous Bowl MVP, although throwing the Raiders’ hat in the ring.
Denver would however be an alternative, I feel, and it’s possible Las Vegas. (Rodgers – Mahomes two times a yr for the upcoming four a long time, probably?),” King wrote. “Or, perhaps with 4 to six weeks to simmer, and an olive department from Green Bay brass (Rodgers enjoys Packer franchise historical past), he’ll go back again. But proper now I doubt it. My gut feeling—and which is all it is—is he’d like to not enjoy soccer this 12 months than to engage in for the Packers.
CBS Sports activities‘ proposed trade bundle for Rodgers incorporates the Broncos giving up some critical 1st- and second-spherical draft money, as perfectly as a key core participant.
QB Drew Lock, 2022 very first-rounder, 2023 first-rounder, 2024 initial-rounder, 2022 second-rounder, 2023 third-rounder
WR Courtland Sutton, 2022 very first, 2023 1st, 2024 first, 2022 next
OG Graham Glasgow, 2022 first, 2023 1st, 2024 1st, 2022 second, 2023 second
OLB Von Miller, 2022 very first, 2023 1st, 2024 1st, 2022 next, 2023 fifth
Outdoors of Rodgers’ offseason cameo as host of the video game show Jeopardy, he still looks intent on continuing his embellished NFL vocation, albeit in a lot more hand-picked environment. That does not imply the Broncos are going to land the veteran QB, or even sell out to do so, but no question, Denver has emerged as the most loved in the Rodgers sweepstakes.
Right after not drafting a quarterback, nor signing just one from the undrafted ranks, the Broncos’ community speaking factors are amorous of Drew Lock and the not long ago obtained Teddy Bridgewater. But if there’s even a snowball’s probability in you-know-what, Paton will throw in to land Rodgers.
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