There aren’t many quarterbacks in NFL history that are better than the Green Bay Packers signal-caller, Aaron Rodgers. Despite being 37 years old, the California native is showing no signs of slowing down after winning the Most Valuable Player Award for the third time in his career last season.
He even led the Packers to another NFC Championship game appearance in 2020. However, they wound up losing to the eventual Super Bowl Champions: the Tampa Bay Buccaneers.
Even with all that success, it doesn’t mean that Aaron Rodgers is happy in Green Bay. There have been numerous reports over the last couple of years that he was frustrated by the lack of help management was getting him. He was also reportedly angry when the team drafted QB Jordan Love as his potential eventual replacement last year.
Well, the story took another turn on Thursday when it was revealed just before the 2021 NFL Draft that Aaron Rodgers reportedly doesn’t want to play for the Packers anymore because of how “disgruntled” he is with the organization.
It didn’t end there. Rumors began swirling that the San Francisco 49ers actually offered a trade package that included the No. 3 overall pick, QB Jimmy Garoppolo and more for Aaron Rodgers, but the Packers ended up declining it.
Trading for a legendary quarterback is always difficult, especially for someone who can still perform as well as Rodgers. If they end up trading him, it’s hard to imagine the Packers getting proper value back for him. The 49ers’ offer may be the best one that they end up getting going forward.
Since the conclusion of the draft’s first round, Packers general manager Brian Gutekunst has said that he has no intention of trading Rodgers.
Where Could Aaron Rodgers End Up?
Earlier in the year, Bovada listed the 49ers as the most probable partner in a potential Aaron Rodgers trade. However, that’s not going to happen after the Packers declined their offer, along with the fact that the 49ers drafted North Dakota State QB Trey Lance third overall.
The next likeliest team on Bovada’s list happened to be the New Orleans Saints. Drew Brees had just retired and the jury is still out on Taysom Hill and Jameis Winston. If the Saints don’t think that their quarterback duo is incapable of leading the team to a winning season, they could kick the tires on Rodgers. It’d be hard to find a better replacement for someone of Brees’ caliber than a former Super Bowl winner and three-time league MVP.
The other teams on Bovada’s list, such as the New England Patriots, Indianapolis Colts and Pittsburgh Steelers are all set at the quarterback position. If any new suitor is going to emerge, they’re going to need to have a void at quarterback, along with the proper capital to be able to acquire someone like Aaron Rodgers.
Green Bay Packers Super Bowl Odds
Odds via Bovada as of Friday, April 30
When you have a quarterback like Aaron Rodgers, you’re always a Super Bowl contender. According to Bovada, the Packers had +1200 odds to win Super Bowl 56 back in early April. Even with the talented roster that they have, you have to imagine their odds may take a hit if Rodgers winds up getting traded. On the other hand, any team that is able to acquire him should expect to see their odds boosted.
Either way, it’s a situation worth monitoring. Make sure to check back with US Gambling Sites for any potential updates on the Aaron Rodgers situation.