5 teams that should be preparing trade offers for Aaron Rodgers in 2023

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Over the past few offseasons one of the consistent storylines has been around Aaron Rodgers and whether he might retire and if he doesn’t retire will he remain with the Green Bay Packers. Each year, that storyline comes and goes as Rodgers returns to be the starting quarterback for the Packers.

The power has seemingly lied with Rodgers but it might be the Packers that ultimately make the decision this year as they have Jordan Love, their first-round pick from 2019, waiting patiently for his chance to start. The reason this coming offseason is so pivotal is that he is entering the final year of his rookie contract and the Packers have to make the decision of whether or not to pick up his fifth-year option.

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LANDOVER, MD – OCTOBER 23: Aaron Rodgers #12 of the Green Bay Packers warms up before the game against the Washington Commanders at FedExField on October 23, 2022 in Landover, Maryland. (Photo by Scott Taetsch/Getty Images) /

It is time for the Green Bay Packers to trade Aaron Rodgers

The Packers are either going to need to commit to Love or trade him to avoid him leaving in free agency. It would make sense with Rodgers getting towards the end of his career that Green Bay would elect to stick with the younger player in hopes they have a long-term answer at the position.

If the Packers go this route, it means that Aaron Rodgers could potentially be available in a trade this offseason. While Rodgers may not be playing at an MVP level this season, he is still capable of playing winning football in the right situation.

The fact that Rodgers does have four more years on his contract after this season could be a concern for some teams but there is a potential out after the 2023 season according to Spotrac. This means that there isn’t necessarily a long-term commitment if it doesn’t work and these are five teams that could be in a win-now mode that trading for the veteran quarterback makes sense.