Aaron Rodgers has been the talk of the offseason for every quarterback-needy team across the NFL. The Denver Broncos are one of them and the team apparently was/is quite interested in the MVP.
According to James Palmer of NFL Network, the Broncos began to organize a trade package for Rodgers in a just-in-case scenario in which the Packers would see the area code and be tempted to pick up the phone.
Unfortunately, it just didn’t formulate into a blockbuster trade that was talked about for what seems to be a year now (it has not been a year, don’t worry. You aren’t losing time).
So much for the Denver Broncos being completely focused on the Draft.
Just speculating here, but you have to wonder at what point of the draft the call was made. If it was during the first round, and the Packers wanted to jump up to that number nine overall pick, the team obviously would not have had Patrick Surtain II. Instead, they’d have a future Hall of Fame quarterback.
Adding Rodgers would make the Denver Broncos an instant contender.
Even though the Broncos (and any team for that matter) would have to give up a King’s Ransom to acquire Rodgers, the quarterback position is the most important position in the game of football and Rodgers would still be throwing to some pretty solid receivers.
It is not like they would get rid of one receiver and have absolutely nobody. They planned on drafting around Drew Lock, but if it works out that Rodgers ends up in Denver, they ultimately drafted for Rodgers. That’s something the Packers have appeared to neglect to do for him and a reason why he is upset with the general manager.
The Packers continue to say that Aaron Rodgers will not be traded, but if there’s one thing that’s a certainty, it’s that anything can happen in the NFL.
What will happen at the quarterback position in 2022 for hte Denver Broncos? That and more answered in this post-draft mailbag.
So, what can we take away from this? This Aaron Rodgers-to-Denver talk doesn’t appear to be going away anytime soon.