The Green Bay Packers put Aaron Rodgers on notice by drafting Jordan Love. Now, with the clock ticking on his tenure in Green Bay, one NFL team could already be emerging as a trade destination for Rodgers.
When the Packers decide to turn the franchise over to Love, with some belief around the league it could come within a year, the Las Vegas Raiders could quickly get involved in a trade for Rodgers.
One NFL executive told The Athletic’s Mike Sando that the Raiders could be a prime destination to pull off a trade for Rodgers next offseason.
While the Raiders are sticking with Derek Carr in 2020, the organization explored numerous alternatives this offseason. They reportedly liked Justin Herbert, who went No. 6 overall to the Los Angeles Chargers, and expressed interest in Tom Brady. After missing out on one future Hall of Famer, general manager Mike Mayock and head coach Jon Gruden would likely want to try for another one if Rodgers became available.
The fit would also make sense for Rodgers. He’d join a team with a solid offensive line to give him time to throw and would join an offense with strong weapons. Josh Jacobs could develop into an All-Pro running back and the recent additions of Henry Ruggs III and Bryan Edwards filled out a cast of weapons that already had Tyrell Williams, Hunter Renfrow and tight end Darren Waller.
The Raiders will try and give Carr one more chance to prove he can take this team over the top. If he falls short and this team struggles, which we expect in our NFL projections, it would be time to find a new face of the franchise. While they would face plenty of competition to acquire for Rodgers, the Raiders look like a great fit.