From discount double check to checking out of Green Bay.
The relationship between quarterback Aaron Rodgers and the Packers are seemingly beyond repair, with reports suggesting that he could be out of Green Bay as soon as this weekend.
Amidst a reported contract dispute, drama between Rodgers and the Packers has come to a boil heading into the first night of the 2021 NFL Draft, scheduled to get underway at 8 p.m. ET on April 29.
But as the trade talk heats up, there are three reported teams where Rodgers could go in the coming days.
Aaron Rodgers trade destinations
According to Pro Football Talk’s Mike Florio, Rodgers has a list of three teams he would prefer to play for heading into the 2021 season: the 49ers, Broncos and Raiders.
Florio reports that Rodgers prefers to play somewhere out west, closer to California home.
From unimpeachable source: As of last night, Aaron Rodgers’ wish list was 49ers, Broncos, Raiders (not necessarily in that order). He wanted Packers to take the 49ers’ offer. Next move by Rodgers is TBD.
— ProFootballTalk (@ProFootballTalk) April 29, 2021
Rodgers supposedly wanted the Packers to take the 49ers’ trade offer, which was reported to be the No. 3 overall pick and more in exchange for the reigning MVP. Also worth noting: Rodgers’ contract does not contain a no-trade clause.
Each team has interesting quarterback situations: San Francisco traded up to No. 3 overall in the 2021 draft, presumably to pick a quarterback. Jimmy Garoppolo is still rostered, but trade rumors surrounding the incumbent QB have stretched into draft weekend.
The Raiders have Derek Carr and it’s unclear if head coach Jon Gruden is going to move on from Carr, or if he would be willing to give up the draft capital for him.
The Broncos, sitting at No. 9, traded for Teddy Bridgewater earlier in the week and are rumored to still be in the QB market during the draft. John Elway and GM George Paton are expected to exhaust avenues to upgrade at quarterback this offseason.
Earlier in the offseason, the Rams had checked in on Rodgers’ availability, but Los Angeles opted to trade for Matthew Stafford instead after a hard no from Green Bay.
Now, the world waits: Will Rodgers be suiting up for a new team come 2021, or will he be wearing a suit on “Jeopardy!”?