A lot of eyes are going to be on Green Bay Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers this offseason. Not only does he have to decide if he wants to return for a 19th season in the NFL or retire, but does Aaron Rodgers want to continue playing in Green Bay?
That has been the question for the last few offseason after the Packers traded up in the 2020 NFL Draft to select Utah State quarterback Jordan Love in the first round. Aaron Rodgers turned in two consecutive MVP seasons after that, but 2022 was a struggle.
Injuries marred the season as Aaron Rodgers dealt with a broken thumb and injuries to his ribs and knee. Enduring that and the team’s first losing season since 2018 would be enough for even the toughest of competitors to contemplate hanging up their cleats.
Money could be a deciding factor in the decision process as Aaron Rodgers is set to make $60 million if he plays in 2023. Even for someone that has earned hundreds of millions of dollars in their career, that would be a lot of money to turn down.
Should he decide to play and wants to leave the Packers, where could Aaron Rodgers end up? Plenty of teams would line up to acquire him as multiple franchises believe they are a quarterback away from being legitimate Super Bowl contenders.
“Geno Smith wants to stay, and the Seahawks seem to want him. If, however, Rodgers hopes to play on the West Coast, this is probably the closest he’ll get to California — short of heading to Las Vegas.”
The Seahawks surprised a lot of people in 2022 by earning the final Wild Card spot in the NFC. After an offseason that would be categorized as a rebuilding one, it was certainly an excellent job done by Pete Carroll and his staff.
Armed with a ton of draft capital from trading Russell Wilson to the Denver Broncos, the Seahawks are in a great spot to upgrade their roster this offseason. The offense is in great hands with running back Kenneth Walker III and wide receivers D.K. Metcalf and Tyler Lockett. The defense, however, needs some reinforcements.
That is where Seattle should put much of their focus this offseason. It can certainly be argued that Aaron Rodgers wouldn’t be a huge upgrade over Geno Smith when taking into consideration the cost to acquire him and their 2022 production.