5 players that could be gone in Broncos trade for Aaron Rodgers
A decision on whether or not Aaron Rodgers will be the next quarterback of the Denver Broncos seems to be coming soon.
With the deadline for teams to decide whether or not to use their franchise tag looming, Aaron Rodgers should decide whether or not he wants to remain a member of the Green Bay Packers very soon.
Whether or not the Packers choose to use the franchise tag on his No. 1 wide receiver, Davante Adams, will likely play a big factor in that decision.
But with recent reports stating that Rodgers is unsure of what he wants to do next season, there is a renewed belief that the Denver Broncos have a good chance of bringing the back-to-back league MVP to the Mile High City.
While the thought of that likely gets most everyone inside Broncos Country giddy with excitement, he would not come cheap. The Broncos would have to pay a steep price to obtain the 38-year old quarterback and I have discussed trade possibilities before.
In exchange for Rodgers, Packers general manager Brian Gutekunst would want a package of high draft picks (and likely multiple first-round picks) as well as perhaps one or two of the top players on the Denver roster.
Who would those players be? Here are some thoughts.
Bradley Chubb, Linebacker
The Packers could set their sights on the underachieving and oft-injured Bradley Chubb, mainly because pass-rushers are always at a premium. When healthy, Chubb can get after the quarterback.
The Packers could easily have to part with Za’Darius Smith in an attempt to save room against the cap in order to pay Rodgers and Adams, but they could pivot back to Chubb to replace Smith if they decide to move Rodgers.
Chubb could use a change of surroundings and though he’s the most talented pass-rusher on the Denver roster when healthy, the Broncos would likely be willing to part with him in a package to get the highly talented Rodgers.