RUMOR: Aaron Rodgers trade to Broncos starting to make sense for some inside Packers organization
Most NFL teams would die to have someone like Rodgers running their offense under center, but it’s the Broncos that appear to be ahead of the pack based on rumors and reports. Given how aggressive they’ve been with acquiring quarterbacks in the past (Peyton Manning), this is no surprise.
According to a report by James Palmer of NFL Network, the idea of Rodgers getting traded to the Broncos is a lot closer to reality than probably most people expect.
“I’ve talked inside the building that it’s a real possibility that Aaron Rodgers could end up with the Denver Broncos. Those same people have told me that ‘Remember, deals of this size with players of this nature, MVPs, are difficult to get done and you don’t know if they are going to get done until you get to the finish line. And at the same time, you need the Packers to make him available.'”
Sure, the Packers have maintained their stance that they are not interested in trading Rodgers and that the future Hall of Fame quarterback is going to be calling Lambeau Field home for the foreseeable future. But when some inside the Packers organization start to believe that a team like the Broncos makes sense in terms of fit for a Rodgers trade, as Palmer noted, that’s enough information to believe that there’s a glimmer of a chance that we may see the quarterback play in a different uniform, beginning next season.
What could the Broncos possibly have as an offer to truly entice the Packers into changing their tune? We’re not there yet, but it’s likely going to involve first-round picks and perhaps a couple of assets more in order to move the needle. These are all speculations for now, but it’s fair to expect that these Aaron Rodgers trade rumors are not going to die down anytime soon.