3 Most Likely Trade Destinations for Aaron Rodgers in 2022

Aaron Rodgers' most likely trade destinations if the Green Bay Packers shop him for the 2022 NFL season.
Aaron Rodgers' most likely trade destinations if the Green Bay Packers shop him for the 2022 NFL season. / Dylan Buell/Getty Images

Aaron Rodgers is clearly still an elite quarterback. His Green Bay Packers may have just been eliminated in the NFC Championship, but he's likely going to win his third NFL MVP award, and he capped off his season with 642 passing yards, 5 touchdowns and 1 interception in his two postseason outings.

But let's not forget how things were looking before the season. Rodgers wasn't thrilled that the Packers refused to bring in any additional offensive weapons, and they even spent a first-round pick on his potential replacement in Jordan Love.

Rodgers' contract all but guarantees he'll be in Green Bay for the 2021 NFL season, but after that the Packers could save some serious cap space by trading him away.

Here are the most likely trade destinations if the Packers do move their likely MVP.

1. San Francisco 49ers

Rodgers doesn't have a no-trade clause, but given his years of dedication to the franchise, the Packers might let Rodgers have some say in where he goes. In that case, the San Francisco 49ers make a ton of sense. Rodgers is a California native. This is a team that will still only be two seasons removed from Super Bowl contention. He'd have an outstanding offensive-minded head coach in Kyle Shanahan. And as a bonus, the Niners reportedly want to move on from Jimmy Garoppolo. Playing out his twilight years in San Fran would be an ideal fit.

2. Las Vegas Raiders

Derek Carr is probably not the long-term answer for the Las Vegas Raiders, but they've built a pretty exciting young offense around him. If Jon Gruden can get his defense playing at even a mediocre level, a superstar quarterback like Aaron Rodgers could instantly transform this team into a short-term contender. And with all of the youth they have in place, the Raiders may not need to sacrifice their entire future to make a run with Rodgers either.

3. Tampa Bay Buccaneers

Tom Brady has one more year left on his contract, and with the way he's playing in his first year with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, it's hard to imagine he doesn't play it out. That will leave the Bucs without a QB heading into 2022. Bruce Arians is under contract with the Bucs through 2023, and putting Rodgers in Arians' offense would keep the Bucs in contention even after Brady retires.

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