Denver Broncos: Analyzing quarterback options for 2022 and beyond

Denver Broncos, Aaron Rodgers. (Photo by Dylan Buell/Getty Images)
Denver Broncos, Aaron Rodgers. (Photo by Dylan Buell/Getty Images) /
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Aaron Rodgers, Denver Broncos
Denver Broncos 2022 QB options – Aaron Rodgers. (Photo by James Gilbert/Getty Images) /

Denver Broncos 2022 QB options – Pros and Cons

2. Aaron Rodgers

Aaron Rodgers had been connected to Denver all offseason, and the connection is apparently still very alive.

I don’t think we need to get too deep into the Rodgers saga yet again.  We know he’s unhappy with the organization and clearly wanted out.

The reworked contract between Rodgers and the Packers would suggest that the quarterback can have some say in his future after the 2021 season.

If he still wants a trade, the Packers may be willing to execute one.

The pros of Aaron Rodgers are painfully obvious.  He’s arguably the best passer in NFL history.  He’s incredibly efficient, mobile, can throw on the run, and can make every throw on the field.

He’s an insanely prolific passer who just came off one of the best seasons for a quarterback in NFL history.

Rodgers’ right arm would allow the Denver Broncos to leap to the top of the AFC West.  The three-time MVP would make the Broncos instant Super Bowl contenders, and his supreme quarterback skill would rival the likes of Mahomes and Herbert.

In fact, he’s a better quarterback than both.

Some of his cons are obvious.  He’s quite old, turning 38 in December.   We really can’t project how much good football he has left.

As we know, Peyton Manning’s decline from 2014 to 2015 was painful to watch.

Would Aaron Rodgers have the same decline whenever it happens?  Also, acquiring Rodgers via trade would cost quite a bit, even at his age, so the Broncos would have to part with multiple draft picks and multiple starters, most likely.

Would the team sacrifice the trade package needed to acquire Rodgers, even if it’s only for 3 or 4 years?

Rodgers also has a bit of a diva-ish personality and isn’t afraid to speak his mind, so one would wonder how he would act in Denver.