Denver Broncos get best Aaron Rodgers update in a long time
The Denver Broncos may have just gotten the best possible Aaron Rodgers update they could get at this point in time with a report from the Combine.
We interrupt your regularly scheduled running backs running 40-yard dashes at the NFL Scouting Combine for the latest juicy rumors involving Aaron Rodgers and the Denver Broncos.
Ian Rapoport tweeted on Friday night something quite a bit different than the tune he has been singing for the last handful of weeks.
Aaron Rodgers stringing everyone along or genuinely torn about the Denver Broncos?
While the tweet from Rap Sheet was a positive update in itself for Denver Broncos fans still holding out hope in this Aaron Rodgers saga, the short segment they did during the Scouting Combine on NFL Network will just about send everyone into a frenzy.
When pressed by NFL Network host Rich Eisen about where the “forth” is in Rodgers’ apparent back-and-forth here, Rap Sheet had this to say…
"Well, Rich, the ‘forth’ has always been the Denver Broncos and of course ever since the Aaron Rodgers rumors started, the Denver Broncos has always been the potential trade location. I’m not saying anything is happening there right now. It doesn’t seem like the Packers have entertained any trade thoughts at all, but in Rodgers’ mind, if he was not in Green Bay, it seems that would be the other spot he’d want to be.Ian Rapoport, NFL Network"
Again, if Denver Broncos fans had given up hope on the whole Aaron Rodgers situation, perhaps this will breathe life back into it.
Although it does seem extremely difficult to believe that Rodgers would leave the Green Bay Packers, especially based on very positive recent developments, it’s also extremely curious the fact that Rodgers has previously stated he didn’t want to string this whole thing along because other teams (the Broncos) were impacted.
Well, initially it seemed like a decision from Rodgers could come shortly after the Super Bowl. Then, people thought it might be on the Pat McAfee Show or something, but it didn’t happen.
The longer this thing drags out, the more you can’t help but wonder whether Rodgers is seriously contemplating leaving the Packers to go to the Denver Broncos.
Well, according to Ian Rapoport, he’s “torn” between the Packers and Broncos right now.
If that report is accurate, then the Denver Broncos have no reason to move on to any Plan B at this particular moment. They can’t recruit Rodgers. Rodgers has to make this decision on his own.
We know that Rodgers loves Nathaniel Hackett. We know that for almost an entire year, Rodgers has been rumored to be interested in joining the Denver Broncos.
To make matters even crazier on this Friday night, Denver Broncos insider Mike Klis took to Twitter to address the latest rumors regarding Rodgers…
Every day that goes by where Aaron Rodgers doesn’t sign a contract extension with the Green Bay Packers is another day to have legitimate hope if you’re a Denver Broncos fan.
It’s still important to temper expectations. There’s no guarantee that anything is going to materialize here, but again, Rodgers could have signed on with the Packers at any time in the last four to six weeks. He could have, at any point in time, simply stated he’s going back to Green Bay and that’s that.
That would allow everyone to move on.
As of this particular moment in time, he hasn’t done any of that, but why? Some people will argue it’s just that Rodgers likes the attention being on him, but I don’t buy that as the case. This is a decision that has been weighing heavily on his mind for a really long time, dating back to the 2020 NFL Draft as Matt LaFleur and Brian Gutekunst traded up to draft Jordan Love.
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The Broncos are waiting on Rodgers. There’s no question about it. He’s Plan A and there’s really not a comparable Plan B.
The ball is in Aaron Rodgers’ court.