Chicago Bears: 3 reasons Packers should trade Aaron Rodgers

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Chicago Bears Rival: What’s Green Bay’s return on the ‘Rodgers Rate’?

With the NFL Draft process being much more invasive than it might’ve been in years prior, everything an NFL prospect does somehow makes it onto NFL Network.

If they eat an avocado, it’s tweeted about. If they wear a Carhartt beanie, Stephen A. Smith has something to say about it. These prospects never seem to be able to escape the spotlight, especially the higher they’re projected to go, and it makes sense given how much money teams invest in these players.

With that said, I think it’s easier to gauge nowadays whether or not players have that “it”  factor to be one of the league’s best. And when you let a guy like Aaron Rodgers go, even for a steeper price, the many, many shareholders in Green Bay are going to expect that the Packers have someone in mind that can bring the Packers back to another NFC Championship Game.

Wink wink.

It’d be great for the Packers to be able to use their former first-round pick Jordan Love as the quarterback, but there’s a narrative going around that speculates Jordan Love might not be that guy, pal.

And while it’s funny to poke fun, the verdict’s still in the air on whether or not Jordan Love is that guy, but one thing’s for sure, and that’s that Aaron Rodgers is a tough person to replace.

However, if you’re the Green Bay Packers, and you have three first-round picks going into the 2022 NFL Draft — two from letting Rodgers go (one in 2022 and one in 2023) and one that’s already in the bank — the team on the other side of the draft could look a whole lot better.

For example, Chicago Bears fans didn’t have very many nice things to say about the Bears going into the draft, however, once it was complete, you might as well have said the Chicago Bears got first-round talent at each pick. That’s obviously not the case, but it shows how much of a difference one draft could do to a franchise’s outlook on its own future.

With names like Sam Howell, Spencer Rattler, Desmond Ridder, Kedon Slovis, or a few other QB names in the 2022 NFL Draft, the Green Bay Packers could have their choice of the top prospect — depending on where they land in the draft — and it’s very possible that one of those prospects could be better than Jordan Love. Would they be better than Aaron Rodgers? Only time will tell on that one.

Now, this is clearly the most important reason as to why the Packers should trade Aaron Rodgers after this season.