Aaron Rodgers could end up with the Dolphins or one of these AFC teams
By Brian Miller
While Aaron Rodgers will make any team better, except maybe the Chiefs, Bills, and Chargers, it’s unlikely he ends up with the Jets or Raiders.
New York Jets
Could Aaron Rodgers follow the path of another former Packers quarterback? For all the back and forth from Brett Favre, who left Green Bay in the hands of Rodgers, the Jets couldn’t take a big step with him at the helm.
It’s hard to picture Rodgers in New York but they have a quality group of receivers, and a solid running back situation and if they fix their o-line problems could make a big jump in 2023. This year, the defense kept them clicking along but clearly, the offensive issues were at quarterback.
The Jets are expected to make a move at the position this year where Mike White and Zach Wilson are not the answer. Several QBs could be mentioned including Lamar Jackson but more likely Derek Carr.
With the news of Rodgers possibly being available, the Jets could get into this mix pretty quickly and it shouldn’t be a surprise if they do. Of course, Rodgers and the Packers could use the Jets to milk more from another team.
Las Vegas Raiders
The Raiders will part ways with Derek Carr. They could try and sign Tom Brady and reunite him with Josh McDaniels, or they could pursue a trade for Rodgers.
While the Raiders would make sense for a number of reasons, including the fact that Rodgers would be closer to his California home, the reality is the Raiders have huge financial issues that extend far beyond the salary cap.
Forget about reuniting Rodgers and Davonte Adams, the Raiders are having problems with potentially paying future contracts. There are rumors and a lot of speculation that the team may begin gutting some of its rosters. That won’t appeal to Rodgers who wants to win now.
Again, the Raiders, on paper, seem like the smart move but it’s hard to believe they can absorb the contract that comes with him.