The Green Bay Packers Offseason
2022 Dream Draft Pick: Drake London
The Green Bay Packers traded away Davante Adams this offseason and getting his replacement is the highest priority in the NFL draft and with the 22nd and 28th picks they'll probably find somebody to fill the void and that somebody they hope falls to them could be Drake London. London has the size, athleticism, and playmaking ability to take the NFL by storm and with Aaron Rodgers throwing him passes, he could be that a star in his rookie year.
The To-Do List
Yup, I am for trading Aaron Rodgers: 3 Potential partners for a trade
I am all system go on the Green Bay Packers trading Aaron Rodgers to the AFC and getting ridiculous draft capital for him and it would beneficial for both parties to, if they so chose, separate amicably. Aaron Rodgers is one of the best quarterbacks ever. Period. End of debate. And for him to be potentially on the market in 2022 for teams to trade for has blown the minds of every fan in America and if the Packers want a future post Aaron, which is encroaching at a high rate of speed, they need to find a trade partner willing to fork over a kings ransom of draft capital and/or very young and talented players. There at least three teams that are in a win-now mode that are a quarterback away from bulldozing through the playoffs:
- Denver Broncos-The Denver Broncos have been at the forefront of the of the Aaron Rodgers sweepstakes for the last 6 months and when they signed one of Aaron's favorite coaches in Nathanial Hackett, they pretty much took a huge step forward in luring Aaron Rodgers across the country to Mile High. There is no better place for a cold weather quarterback to throw the football in the NFL than Denver not just because of the fluctuating winter temperatures that can force warm-weather quarterbacks to struggle but the altitude in Denver allows the football to travel further, faster, and all-round better and Aaron Rodgers would absolutely thrive in that environment. Denver has the #9 pick in the draft and that would likely be enticing this year for them however they would obviously need to bundle at least two more years of Day 1 selections as well as Day 2 and 3 picks the next couple years.
- Pittsburgh Steelers-The Pittsburgh Steelers had their quarterback in Ben Roelthisberger retire this season and all it took was one single wink from Mike Tomlin to Aaron Rodgers to juice the Rodgers to Pittsburgh rumors for the next three months of the season and despite it being just a rumor, it actually does make sense for both parties to consider this. Pittsburgh Steelers could simply fork over the next 3-4 years of Day 1 and Day 2 draft picks to grab Aaron Rodgers and with the amount talent the Steelers have on both sides of the football, Pittsburgh would be once again the king in the AFC.
- Cleveland Browns-Cleveland is an underrated location for Aaron Rodgers as they have the making s of a potential playoff just as much as any of the teams that made it this year, but bad quarterback play, injuries, and disfunction in the organization derailed their season and getting an Aaron Rodgers level quarterback on the roister could just what the doctor ordered. Cleveland would have to give up the #13 overall pick and the next two years of Day 1 and 2 draft picks but Cleveland has some talented young player on both sides of the football that they offer up as well to save draft capital.
- Indianapolis Colts-The Indianapolis Colts may have had one of the biggest collapses in recent memory after quarterback Carson Wentz completely and utterly fell apart to the worst team in football in the Jacksonville Jaguars and Chris Ballard has always resisted the idea of draft quarterbacks since he's been in Indianapolis and with no 1st round pick in 2021 after giving it up to the Eagles for Wentz, Ballard might be having buyers remorse and will look to rectify the situation. It would cost the Colts a tremendous amount of picks and they may have to provide players, potentially even Carson Wentz, to grab Aaron Rodgers but this team could challenge for a Super Bowl with the roster they have with Aaron at the helm. Ballard has made big trades before and I would count him out of sweep stakes come March.
- Carolina Panthers-The Carolina Panthers probably have the longest shot of any team I've mentioned because Green Bay might be apprehensive to send him to an NFC team but the Carolina Panthers owner David Tepper is an ambitious owner who wants to win at all costs and trading for Aaron Rodgers would signal to the rest of the league that he wants to win now. The Carolina Panthers have the #6 overall pick in the draft and combining that pick with some future picks as well as Sam Darnold if the Packers want him and putting Aaron Rodgers with D.J. Moore, Christian McCaffrey, and Robbie Anderson could make this team an instant contender in the NFC.
resign Jaire Alexander
The best defensive player on the roster is Jaire Alexander and the Packers must prioritize keeping him where in green and yellow for the foreseeable future. Jaire Alexander, before the injury that cost him practically all of his 2021 campaign, was considered by many as a top 3 cornerbacks in the NFL and despite injuring his shoulder that took him out for 13 weeks, he still managed to work his way back into Green Bay for the divisional semi-final round and play against the 49ers and while they lost to them 13-10 it was because of poor play by Alexander. His grit and toughness to return from injury to play in a playoff is what separates the good players from the great and the Green Bay Packers need all the the great players they fit on the roster as they likely try to trade away Aaron Rodgers in the offseason. Alexander deserves top cornerback money this year or the next and if the Packers don't give it to him, someone will.
Should the Packers consider blowing up the roster if they trade Aaron Rodgers?
I am of the opinion that if your going to start fresh in Green Bay with Aaron Rodgers likely to get traded and lots of players on the final year of their contracts it might be time to start thinking about jettisoning players on the roster with bloated contracts as well as players that are getting up their in age and Green Bay Packer fans deserve a completely rebuilt team if their quarterback is gone in 2022 and starting a fire sale and blowing up this roster for draft picks and cap room in the future is the best way to go. The Green Bay Packers defense is chalk full of players in the final year of their contracts or are one year away from getting their and none of them are worth building around at this point in their careers and with a potential highly talented quarterback class in next years draft with Bryce Young, C.J. Stroud, and Bo Nix likely to be available the Packers must think about the future. Trading off a majority of their players on both sides for the football would give the Packers a solid foundation to rebuild the franchise.