As if New York Jets fans weren’t anxious enough about the Aaron Rodgers situation, how about we throw some ideas into the mix about teams swooping in and perhaps making a compelling offer to trade for the four-time MVP? Rodgers went on The Pat McAfee Show recently and declared that, after contemplating retirement, he wants to play for the New York Jets this coming season. Alright, that’s great. We know what Rodgers wants.
But nothing has happened.
No trade has been finalized. New York Jets fans can’t go out and buy their Aaron Rodgers no. 12 jerseys yet. What’s the holdup? If the Jets want Rodgers, why are they haggling so much over the price attached to getting him? Why haven’t they just traded whatever and done whatever to make this deal get done?
Could another team swoop in and steal Aaron Rodgers from the Jets?
There have been rumors lately that some other team should (or could) swoop in and steal Aaron Rodgers away from the New York Jets, his presumptive landing spot at this point. Are teams just trying to drive up the price so the Jets lose a first-round pick? Maybe, and it might work.
Ultimately, though, Rodgers is available and anything is possible until it’s not. Let’s look at three teams that should trade for the former four-time NFL MVP.
1. Miami Dolphins should trade for Aaron Rodgers
Let’s just admit for one second that Aaron Rodgers on the Miami Dolphins would be absolutely ridiculous. Rodgers has stated recently that he’s not going to San Francisco, but playing for Mike McDaniel would be a fun compromise, wouldn’t it?
Can you imagine those two personalities together?
Further, can you imagine Aaron Rodgers throwing passes to Tyreek Hill, Jaylen Waddle, and the rest of the cast of characters currently in Miami? I mean, it’s no Allen Lazard and Garrett Wilson, but it will do.
The Dolphins put their money where their mouth is by investing in the fifth-round team option on quarterback Tua Tagovailoa. Nobody is saying the Dolphins are the most likely option for Aaron Rodgers but why not give it a shot? If the Packers are insistent on a first-round pick for Rodgers, the Dolphins would probably be one team you could count on to give up a future first to get him. This team has been more than open for business with trading first-round picks under GM Chris Grier.