NFL rumors: One team hasn’t backed off on Aaron Rodgers trade after all
The team that was thought to have moved on from the idea of trading for Aaron Rodgers is still in the running, according to NFL rumors.
Aaron Rodgers came out of the dark, but left the NFL world in the dark about what his plans are moving forward. Will he retire? Will he ask for a trade? Will he advance in Green Bay?
Or, could he choose the most devastating and messy option of all? Semi-retirement where he returns in a few months to force a Packers hand, perhaps?
At this point, all options are on the table. While we wait to see what his decision is about whether or not to return for 2023, we’re getting some NFL rumors about which teams are expected to be a potential business partner to suit him.
The Raiders were thought to be out, but they are still waiting and watching for the Aaron Rodgers trade
Vic Tavor previously reported from The Athletic that Las Vegas Raiders general manager Dave Ziegler and head coach Josh McDaniels were in agreement that Vegas would not pursue adding Aaron Rodgers (sign-up required) via trade.
Now, we have some more information. ESPN’s Dan Graziano said the Raiders are still, “a team to watch” in the Rodgers run (subscription required), if there ever was one.
It was surprising—but perhaps not much, considering that the Raiders’ decision-making was laughable at times—that the Raiders were reported to exist in Rodgers before the market even existed. A quarterback like this becomes available infrequently, and it doesn’t do you any good to stop trading before you start.
Leave discussions once they start because the cost of getting Rodgers is so high it’s totally okay. But to give them away before they start, what’s the point? You want to stay competitive and pursue all of your options when building a team, especially considering the Raiders don’t have a starting quarterback right now.
It’s hard to believe that all of this conflicting information is the result of the raiders playing their cards close to the box or strategically. more likeable? They have no idea what to do after Derek Carr.