While there were no direct ramifications of Friday’s trades involving the San Francisco 49ers, Philadelphia Eagles, and Miami Dolphins, it doesn’t take a big jump to turn it into good news for people who are fans of watching Aaron. Rodgers prepare for the game. Green Bay Packers.
The Packers headquarters has finalized the contract maneuvers that will keep a large portion of the team’s core intact for seasons to come, but much has been made of the fact that nothing has been done to alter the current status of Rodgers’ contract that keeps going. season 2023.
Whether that means the Packers feel they haven’t had to do anything on that front yet, as Packers loss writer Tom Silverstein suggests, or because they already did in 2019, there has been a lot of speculation about Rodgers’ future. in Green Bay. It has been compounded by the elusive nature of the quarterback’s comments following another loss in the NFC Championship Game.
If Rodgers’ time in Green Bay is coming to an end, he would probably be more interested in a team that was capable of making a Super Bowl run, needed a quarterback, and didn’t have a young quarterback like Jordan Love breathing. . His neck.
The Las Vegas Raiders, New England Patriots and 49ers have been in an uproar.
So how does Friday’s news come into play?
Since the 49ers now have the No. 3 pick in the 2021 draft, the consensus is that the team will pick a quarterback. Whether it’s Justin Fields, Trey Lance, Zach Wilson, or someone else, it’s irrelevant here, that player will be young and talented. And with Jimmy Garoppolo not moving anywhere, at least not yet, it wouldn’t present the most tempting situation for Rodgers heading to San Francisco.
The 49ers were one of the teams that I was worried might get Rodgers’s attention, speaking as a Packers fan. The combination of playing for the team he had supported as a child, along with one of the best offensive minds in the game in Kyle Shanahan, seemed like a perfect match for a possible final act as Rodgers reached 40. With a likely No. 3 overall pick now in the fold, that pair’s chances had to have diminished.
Let’s go one step further and say the 49ers part ways with Jimmy G. The overwhelmingly popular landing spot for Garoppolo is back with Bill Belichick and the New England Patriots. That meeting probably makes too much sense to happen, but could that take the Patriots off the table for Rodgers’ swan song?
Were the chances of Rodgers going to San Francisco or New England realistic? It is impossible to predict the future, but there are only a finite number of options if you leave Green Bay. The vast majority of those options would never be possible, either because a team that doesn’t need a quarterback anytime soon (Kansas City, Buffalo), has a potential young stud (Chargers, Bengals, Jacksonville?) Or It was not ‘. it’s going to be competitive enough to get your attention (ahem, Detroit).
There are only 31 teams in the league that are not named Green Bay Packers. While it would only take one to sign Rodgers, it would have had to be the right situation for him. And after Friday, a team like San Francisco becomes less of a threat to steal Rodgers by the end of his career.