The future of Green Bay Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers is the No. 1 story in sports right now, even with the first round of the 2021 NFL Draft scheduled for Thursday night.
ESPN's Adam Schefter sent an earthquake through the football world Thursday afternoon with the following report on Rodgers' situation in Green Bay:
The logical next question is: If the Packers do trade Rodgers, where could he go?
ProFootballTalk's Mike Florio reported three teams that are on Rodgers' wish list, and two of them are in the AFC.
The 49ers have a pretty good team and the No. 3 overall pick, which they are expected to use on one of the top five quarterbacks in this year's draft class. San Francisco also has Jimmy Garoppolo at quarterback, and he's been the subject of several trade rumors over the last few weeks.
The Broncos acquired veteran quarterback Teddy Bridgewater in a trade with the Carolina Panthers on Wednesday. They also have 2019 second-round pick Drew Lock on their QB depth chart. Denver has the No. 9 pick Thursday night, too.
The Las Vegas Raiders were in the playoff chase for much of last season but finished on the outside at 7-9. Raiders head coach Jon Gruden passed on Rodgers during the 2005 NFL Draft when he was the head coach of the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. Perhaps he will get another chance at landing the future Hall of Fame quarterback.
Rodgers is one of the best quarterbacks in league history. He won Super Bowl XLV and a few months ago was named NFL MVP for the third time in his career. He's still an elite quarterback at 37 years old. Most of the league's teams should, at the very least, put in a call to the Packers and see what it would take to acquire Rodgers.