Ranking the best landing spots for Aaron Rodgers based on his wish list

Green Bay Packers, Aaron Rodgers (Photo by Patrick McDermott/Getty Images)
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Aaron Rodgers, Denver Broncos
Aaron Rodgers to Denver Broncos: General Manager of the Denver Broncos John Elway attends the Build Series to discuss the upcoming NFL season at Build Studio on August 22, 2019 in New York City. (Photo by Jim Spellman/Getty Images) /

No 3. Aaron Rodgers to the Denver Broncos

Aaron Rodgers has the opportunity to play for Nathaniel Hackett, a man who served as Green Bay’s offensive coordinator from 2019-2021.

Hackett was hired to be the next head coach of the Denver Broncos in late January and that could be of extreme interest to Rodgers. The man did win two back-to-back MVP awards running his schemes, after all. The success the two have had cannot be discounted.

In the Denver Broncos, Rodgers could follow in the footsteps of a former legendary quarterback who left the only team he ever knew to compete for one more championship in Denver.

That’s right. We’re talking about Peyton Manning. The man who left the Indianapolis Colts after 13 seasons bolted to Denver and won a Super Bowl and another MVP trophy.

Additionally, Rodgers would have at his disposal, John Elway, one of the all-time great quarterbacks and someone who can relate and communicate with Rodgers on a level few executives ever could.

Elway currently serves as the President of Football Operations for the Denver Broncos. He’s been in the front office for Denver since 2011.

In terms of the Broncos and their competition, Rodgers would be playing in AFC West— one of the most competitive divisions in the entire NFL. He’d be regularly facing Patrick Mahomes and the Kansas City Chiefs, Justin Herbert and the LA Chargers, Derek Carr and the Las Vegas Raiders.

In terms of potential new teammates, Rodgers would have two exciting young receivers to target in Jerry Jeudy and Courtland Sutton. He would have potentially returning running back Melvin Gordon III, an unrestricted free agent.

Aaron Rodgers would be lining up behind an offensive line that gave up 40 sacks last season (31 to Teddy Bridgewater and 9 to Drew Lock). Rodgers was sacked 30 times behind the Packers’ offensive line during the 2021 season.