The Aaron Rodgers/Green Bay Packers trade speculation will likely continue for a couple of months before we know the outcome.
My money is on Rodgers remaining in Green Bay, but we’ll see how it plays out.
On Monday morning, we learned that the Packers will likely be looking for two first-round picks in any potential deal for Rodgers.
Later on Monday morning, we learned some more information about a potential trade.
According to ESPN’s Adam Schefter, the Packers absolutely won’t be trading Rodgers within the NFC.
I don’t think that changes things too much as the primary suitors for the Packers will likely be in the AFC anyway — the Las Vegas Raiders, Tennessee Titans, and New York Jets could be options.
Update: The #Packers will not be trading Aaron Rodgers within the NFC Conference.
They “will explore” the idea of trading the QB exclusively to the AFC, per @AdamSchefter pic.twitter.com/RJef7DGNSB
— Dov Kleiman (@NFL_DovKleiman) January 24, 2023
This does remove the Carolina Panthers and Tampa Bay Buccaneers from the conversation — two NFC teams who will likely be looking to trade for a quarterback this offseason.
Rodgers doesn’t have a no-trade clause, but he’ll have to approve any potential deal.
If he doesn’t like where he’s traded, he can simply retire. And any team that deals for him will want to know his intentions before making any moves.