SJ - May 17, 2021
The Packers don't want to trade Aaron Rodgers and haven't officially made him available. That doesn't mean they won't be forced to move him. The reigning NFL MVP wants out and has made his feelings known.
The Packers reportedly want a quarterback to come their way in any trade for Rodgers. That seems to indicate that Jordan Love isn't ready to take over the franchise just yet.
What we do know is that Rodgers has threatened to sit out the 2021 season or retire altogether if the Packers do not grant him his trade request. We now have more information on this situation from Packers insider Tom Silverstein of the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel.
The veteran reporter noted recently that the Packers would require a quarterback to come back to the team in any Aaron Rodgers trade, leading to even more speculation that Green Bay is not sold on Love as its franchise quarterback in the post-Rodgers era.
This could very well change the landscape of trade discussions. If the Packers are indeed requiring a quarterback as part of the bounty, some teams that had interest in Rodgers might no longer be options. Others could very well offer up a huge return that includes a potential stopgap starter until Love is ready.
This might be a good sign for the Broncos, who are rumored to be the frontrunners to land Rodgers. They just so happen to have recently acquired Teddy "Stopgap" Bridgewater. They could very easily include him in any trade offers.
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