Aaron Rodgers – Green Bay Packers
Aaron Rodgers has been a name linked to the Miami Dolphins for a while now. When there was buzz around Rodgers leaving Green Bay last offseason, many fans were hopeful that Miami could make a move for him.
After a rocky start to the season that was filled with stories of friction with head coach Matt Lafleur and Rodgers’ frustration with rookie wide receivers, Rodgers and the Packers are ending the season hot and are vying for one of the last playoff spots in the NFC. The Packers have won four of their last six games and have home games against division rivals Minnesota and Detroit. For the year, Rodgers has thrown for 3,331 yards, 24 touchdowns, and 11 interceptions while completing just under 65 percent of his passes and registering a passer rating of 91.3.
The fit with Rodgers in Miami would be fantastic. He would have two game-breakers at wide receiver in Tyreek Hill and Jaylen Waddle and a head coach/play caller in Mike McDaniel. Hill and Waddle offer a one-two punch on the outside unlike anything Rodgers has ever had in his career, and McDaniel is the kind of creative offensive-minded coach that could put an older, yet still talented Rodgers in the best position to succeed.
Even if the fit is near perfect for both Rodgers and the Dolphins, a Rodgers trade was unlikely in the offseason and it’s even more unlikely now. Rodgers just signed a three-year, $150 million contract extension over the summer that carries a dead cap hit of over $99 million for next season. Not to mention that if Green Bay makes the playoffs and goes on a little run, maybe the front office won’t want to trade him. Another offseason of development for the receivers with the chemistry gained with Rodgers this season could lead to more production offensively in 2023. With all of that, the Dolphins’ chances of being able to make a trade are slim anyway due to not having enough draft capital. A Green Bay-to-Miami move isn’t in the cards.