Saints Rumors: Ex-teammate predicts Aaron Rodgers will play in New Orleans in 2022

Aaron Rodgers (Photo by Sean Gardner/Getty Images)
Aaron Rodgers (Photo by Sean Gardner/Getty Images) /

The New Orleans Saints lost their Hall of Fame quarterback to retirement this offseason, as Drew Brees called it a career after 20 years in the league.

Well, if Will Blackmon is correct, the Saints won’t have to wait long at all to find their next Hall of Fame quarterback, as Blackmon said Aaron Rodgers will play for the Saints in 2022, per TMZ Sports.

"And, Will tells us he still has a good relationship with Aaron … and it wouldn’t surprise him if the Green Bay signal-caller ended up under center for Sean Payton in 2022, given all of the drama Rodgers has gone through with the Packers this offseason.“I can see Aaron Rodgers being a New Orleans Saint next year,” Blackmon said."

When the Rodgers drama initially was unfolding ahead of draft weekend, the Saints made a lot of sense for the current Packers quarterback as far as landing spots go. They just lost their Hall of Fame quarterback and didn’t have a replacement in line (which is still the case, as Jameis Winston and Taysom Hill are battling it out for the starting gig).

Could Aaron Rodgers join the New Orleans Saints in 2022?

Blackmon played with Rodgers in Green Bay from 2006 to 2009 and has remained in close contact with the signal-caller. Maybe Rodgers has directly told Blackmon that he’s high on the Saints and wanting to join the Who Dat Nation this year or maybe it really is just a rumor floating around out there.

Rodgers agreed to show up to Packers’ training camp this summer despite the issues between the two dating back to, well — Who knows how long? The reigning league MVP threw for 4,299 yards, 48 touchdowns, and just five interceptions during the regular season last year and led the Packers to the NFC Championship Game, only to fall short of the Super Bowl.

There’s no doubt that Aaron Rodgers would fit in well in New Orleans but they’d definitely have to give him more receivers than just Michael Thomas. That’s part of his annoyance with Green Bay is that they’ve never put a strong emphasis on giving him top-notch weapons.

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Otherwise, the Saints’ roster is tremendous. They have Alvin Kamara, who would give Rodgers a versatile weapon, one of the best offensive lines, and a really good defense. Why wouldn’t Rodgers want to join the New Orleans Saints?