Aaron Rodgers and the Green Bay Packers failed to make the postseason when they lost their Week 18 game at home to the Detroit Lions. The way Rodgers was walking off the field at Lambeau, it seemed as if this could be his last time suiting up in Packers uniform.
Aaron Rodgers Trade Rumors
During Tuesday's appearance on the Pat McAfee show, Rodgers sounded non-committal on pretty much everything. He didn't provide a solid answer on whether he would play at all next season or not, and if he did, if it would be for the Packers or not.
Aaron Rodgers Contract Breakdown
Rodgers has a complicated contract, but it does leave the Packers some options both this offseason and next to get off of it. Rodgers does not have a no-trade clause, meaning Green Bay could very well deal him this offseason if that's what he wants, although they would surely welcome him back if he wants to remain in Green Bay.
If the Packers do trade him prior to June 1, they would incur a roughly $40 million cap hit in 2023, but if he's traded after June 1, it would turn into a $15 million cap hit in 2023 and a $24.5 million cap hit in 2024.
Potential Aaron Rodgers Trade Candidates
With that in mind, let's take a look at three potential trade destinations for Rodgers this offseason.
3. New York Jets
The New York Jets quarterback situation was a complete mess this season, getting multiple starts from Joe Flacco, Zach Wilson and Mike White. It all resulted in the Jets failing to make the playoffs after a hot start to the year. The thing about the Jets is, they have a ton of talent outside of quarterback. Garrett Wilson looks like a future star at wideout (imagine what he would do with a Hall of Fame QB throwing to him). Breece Hall is coming off an ACL tear, but looked great before that as a rookie. They also own a defense that can run with the best of them, a defense that kept them afloat for much of the year. They've got opening at offensive coordinator as well, a guy I'm sure Rodgers would want a say in helping pick if he was dealt in time. The Jets also have the No. 13 pick in the draft, but Green Bay will want much more than that for Rodgers, presumably multiple first-round picks and more.
2. Tennessee Titans
Much was made when Aaron Rdoger reportedly purchased some property in Tennessee last season, giving people the chance to connect the potential dots of him possibly ending up with the Titans. The Titans QB situation is a shaky one as well. Ryan Tannehill was hurt much of this year and didn't look like the same QB. Rookie Malik Willis hasn't shown much in his limited playing time to suggest he's ready to make the leap as a full-time starter, and Joshua Dobbs has proven he's not someone that can be a full-time starter in this league right now. Rodgers would step in and get a backfield with Derrick Henry and a young and up-and-coming Treylon Burks to throw to. Although, you might imagine that he would want that receiving corps to be improved since you can't really say it was better than what he has in Green Bay, and that was a point of contention for him clearly. The Titans pick No. 11 in the draft, so slightly better than the Jets.
1. Las Vegas Raiders
The Las Vegas Raiders are openly hunting for an upgrade at quarterback this offseason after making it clear they will be moving on from Derek Carr. The team has already been connected to both Jimmy Garoppolo and Tom Brady because of head coach Josh McDaniels, but Rodgers represents a clear upgrade right now over both of those guys. Rodgers would also get to reunite with one of his best friends and most reliable targets, Davante Adams. The Raiders have a skill position group Rodgers would love, especially if they brought back Josh Jacobs. Brady always flourished in Josh McDaniels' offensive system, and it's hard to imagine Rodgers wouldn't do the same. Additionally, the Raiders have the No. 7 overall pick, which would put Green Bay in a prime position to try and select an immediate replacement for Rodgers at QB.
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