There have been blended indicators out of Inexperienced Bay for the reason that staff shockingly drafted Jordan Love. The Packers seem to nonetheless be dedicated to Rodgers, for now. After analyzing his contract, it’s clear that Inexperienced Bay could have a window to commerce him beginning subsequent offseason.
There’s chatter that the membership desires Rodgers to demand a commerce in some unspecified time in the future sooner or later, because the entrance workplace might see themselves in an analogous scenario that the Packers had been in again when the staff traded Brett Favre.
If that occurs, which staff would Rodgers angle for? Maybe, no staff is extra arrange than the Denver Broncos.
John Elway as soon as satisfied Peyton Manning to play the second-leg of his profession in Denver and it labored out. Peyton gained his second Tremendous Bowl, turning into the one quarterback in NFL historical past to win a hoop with two separate franchises.
Denver will likely be set as much as make an analogous pitch at any time when Rodgers is free from Inexperienced Bay.
Broncos’ Sudden Offensive Surge
Denver added a number of playmakers this offseason. Melvin Gordon was introduced in to affix Phillip Lindsay within the backfield. They drafted tight finish Noah Fant final yr and this yr, along with Jerry Jeudy, the Broncos drafted Okay.J. Hamler as one other explosive receiver to go together with Courtland Sutton and DaeSean Hamilton.
“We’re going to have to attain factors to win in our division,” Elway mentioned (through NBC Sports activities’ Peter King). “Clearly at 15 we had been thrilled that Jeudy nonetheless was there. And going into spherical two, we had been centered on Hamler. He’s explosive and actually powerful. It’s laborious to go 80 yards on this league, and we really feel like we drafted two guys who can. Kansas Metropolis has these guys, and the quarterback [Patrick Mahomes] is clearly going to be nice for a very long time.”
As King writes, NFL groups didn’t have a dependable 40 time for Hamler, although as soon as they regarded on the tape, it was merely clear that he was quick.
“He had a 100-yard kick return towards Michigan,” Elway mentioned, “and so we simply figured we’d time him [in a 40-yard interval] on that play. We timed him at 3.93 within the 40, however after all he had a operating begin. He simply has a special pace than anybody else. This has grow to be such a pace recreation. Watch Kansas Metropolis. We love Courtland, we love Jeudy. Get Hamler within the slot towards quarters protection, releasing upfield at 4.Three or 4.32 pace, and that’s going to place plenty of strain on the safeties, I do know that.”
Don’t Rely Patriots Out
As good because the scenario is in Denver, New England can’t be counted out.
The Patriots don’t have a promising long-term or short-term quarterback choice on the roster. Former fourth-round decide Jarrett Stidham might do his greatest Tom Brady impression (on the sector, not off of it the place he’s being investigated by the league but once more for breaking NFL guidelines).
Extra possible, the Pats will enter the 2021 offseason with a significant want at QB. They might go to the draft to pick out an choice. Maybe 68-year-old Invoice Belichick wish to groom somebody he can coach into his late 70’s. Nonetheless, bringing in somebody who may give 3-5 years of high QB play could possibly be the most suitable choice for the franchise.
Will Aaron Rodgers shift over to the AFC? Whereas there may be sturdy competitors for the convention title with groups like Baltimore and Kansas Metropolis, there isn’t a protracted record of AFC groups which can be perennial locks to make the playoffs. It’s definitely a neater path than within the crowded NFC. Wherever Rodgers lands, he’d hope to be in a spot the place acquiring his second Tremendous Bowl ring is on the menu.
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