NFL Offseason 2022: Quarterbacks on the move
Now, the last two players, Wentz and Jimmy G are about guaranteed of this, as we’ve had reports about both quarterbacks playing elsewhere in 2022.
The two big fish here, Rodgers and Wilson, are obviously going to be swayed to return to their current teams, but with what we’ve seen in the NFL the past two seasons, they’d be wise to move on.
In 2020, Tom Brady signed with the Buccaneers after 218 years with the Patriots, and he won a Super Bowl in his first season.
in 2021, Matthew Stafford wanted a trade to LA, and he and the Rams won a Super Bowl in their first year together.
You see, who’s to say both Aaron Rodgers and Russell Wilson won’t do the same? Both quarterbacks can find themselves on better rosters and situations on other teams, so what is holding them back?
Seattle was bad this year, finishing with a 7-10 record, and their roster has a ton of holes that even Mr. Unlimited couldn’t cover-up.
The Packers won 13 games for the third season in a row and got upset in the playoffs.
They have a good roster but are nearly $50 million over the cap, so it’s likely they won’t be able to bring back their core to make another run.
Russell Wilson on a team like the Browns or the Giants makes a lot of sense. Both units have talented rosters, and we’ve now seen that the past two Super Bowl champions were indeed a quarterback away from winning, so why can’t Russell Wilson do that with the Giants?
Aaron Rodgers fits nicely on Denver, for obvious reasons.
Both players are either in or approaching the back 9 of their careers, so it’s a perfect chance for each to add to their one Super Bowl ring and chase more.