Denver Broncos are odds-on favorite to land Aaron Rodgers
By Jordan Lopez
According to multiple sportsbooks, the Denver Broncos are the odds on favorite to land future HOF quarterback Aaron Rodgers.
The buzz of Aaron Rodgers potentially coming to Denver all started on draft night when a tweet from Adam Schefter was reported that Rodgers does not want to go back to Green Bay.
This wasn’t the only eye-opening news that was released that night.
According to ProFootballTalk and Ian Rapoport, Denver was among the three “preferred destinations” that Rodgers will go to. Basically his wish list of teams he would like to be traded to.
It is very important to note that one of the other teams that he will like to be traded to is the Las Vegas Raiders. If it were down to the Raiders and Broncos bidding for Rodgers, it would be my best guess that George Paton will do everything he can to acquire the future Hall of Famer.
Many sportsbooks have increased the odds on the Broncos making the playoffs and winning the conference. Denver is a top-seven team at least, on several sportsbooks to win the Super Bowl as well. On one site, the win total went from 7.5 to nine recently since the buzz of Rodgers potentially heading to Mile High.
The question is, what do the sportsbooks know that we don’t?
If Paton can pull off a trade to acquire Rodgers, this would ultimately make the Broncos Super Bowl contenders.
Is Denver a good fit for Aaron Rodgers?
Everything that Aaron would want on a team is here in Denver. The Packers have never helped Rodgers in the aspect of obtaining more weapons for him on the offensive side. The Broncos are known for having one of the best young weapons in the whole entire league.
Last year John Elway went all-in on the draft and selected two wide receivers with his first two picks, something Green Bay hasn’t done in the past decade. Throwing the ball to these young stars will be super beneficial for him if he lands in Denver.
As good as that sounds, that is not even the best part about him thriving in Denver. It’s the defense.
This would be the best defense, by far, that Rodgers will have if he were to come to Denver. Vic Fangio is a defensive guru that can make any 11 players on the field play at a high level.
With multiple players coming back from injuries and the recent additions to the defense like Kyle Fuller, Ronald Darby, and the re-signing of their own core players, Rodgers can operate on a short field for the majority of the game knowing his defense is one of the best, if not, the best in the league.
At the end of the day, will it cost the Broncos a lot of future capital? Yes. Will it be worth it? Of course it will. The fact that the Broncos have gained a lot of interest from Rodgers shows the type of team and roster Denver has.
Denver Broncos: Jaelan Phillips was the trade-up target for George Paton
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The truth of the Broncos being the favorites on multiple sportsbooks is also very appealing to fans as this dream can become a reality.
Will it? We don’t know but time will tell as the Packers will have to come to a conclusion that Rodgers does not want to return to the team and that his preferred destinations includes two AFC West teams. The best fit? Denver Broncos.