Saints named a top five contender to trade for Aaron Rodgers
The NFL Draft is here and the drama has arrived. With just hours until the Saints draft starts, rumors were reported that Green Bay Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers was very disgruntled with the team and has officially said he wanted out of Wisconsin.
This was huge news considering the quarterback was the 2020 NFL Most Valuable Player. Less than a handful of times in NFL history has a reigning MVP been traded or released the following season.
Could Aaron Rodgers join that list?
The disgruntlement really started around this time last year. In the first round of the 2020 NFL Draft, the Green Bay Packers went totally against what any analyst thought they were going for and draft one of the top quarterbacks in the draft, Jordan Love.
In shocking fashion, Aaron Rodgers has voiced his want out of Green Bay, and the Saints are listed as a top-five candidate for the future HOF.
Understandably, Rodgers had to sit back and scratch his head. Instead of getting him weapons or protection, the team decided to go out and get what looked to be his replacement. After spending another year with the team and winning the NFC, it looks like that time has come.
The Green Bay Packers have been pushing hard to restructure Aaron Rodgers’s contract instead of extending it, which he wanted, showing that they think Rodgers’s time with the team is limited. In this instance, Rodgers has taken the lead and voiced his frustration with the front office.
Now, it looks like it is not if but when Rodgers will get traded. Could it be during the NFL Draft? Maybe it will be post-draft so the team can see how things shape out? Either way, it will most likely be to the AFC. However, everything is on the table.
The last time the Packers traded away a former superstar, they traded Brett Farve to the AFC New York Jets for a year before he made his way back to the NFC in the next year with the Minnesota Vikings. If they do look toward the NFC, the Saints could be an option.
According to Mike Clay in the tweet above, he has New Orleans listed as a top-five option to land Aaron Rodgers. Of course, there is only a handful of quarterbacks that a team would want in the NFL other than Aaron Rodgers so, with the right price, this could be a huge move.