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Where will Aaron Rodgers play in 2021? Or will he even play at all?
As Rodgers takes on Tom Brady off the field in The Match golf tournament today, we still wonder… what is Rodgers going to do?
Rodgers did not hesitate to speak about his displeasure at Green Bay. He’s ready to put his Packer days behind after 17 years, but now what?
Yes, he’s engaged. And to an actress, who probably spends most of her time in California. Does that mean Rodgers could hang up his soccer cleats and welcome Jeopardy !? He also hasn’t shied away from expressing his love for the game show and dreams of one day being the full-time host (he had a temporary chance to become one of the rotating guest hosts after the death of ‘Alex Trebek).
Against the watch
Rodgers doesn’t have much time to make up his mind. He did NOT withdraw from his contract and a trade is highly unlikely, especially at this end of the game. The Packers begin their preseason on August 14 at home against the Houston Texans.
The Packers then travel to New Orleans to face the Saints for Week 1 of the NFL regular season on September 12.
So, with the season approaching, only time will tell where Rodgers ends up. Until we know the official answer on where Rodgers will be this season, we can have fun speculating. Even DraftKings has put in odds on where the MVP QB will fit.
DraftKings has the Packers as -150 favorites and a few AFC West teams as other main contenders for the squad Rodgers will play in the 2021 season.
Green Bay Packers -150
It will be difficult for the Packers to part ways with their MVP QB. He won them a Super Bowl in 2010 and took them to the NFC Championship two years in a row. Caesars also has Rodgers at +700 to win the MVP award again this year.
If the team parted ways with Rodgers, the QB favorite is Jordan Love. Unless they make a crazy trade for a talented quarterback like Deshaun Watson. It would make sense for Rodgers to stick it out with the Packers for at least a year or two and try to get another Super Bowl ring. After all, he has weapons like Davante Adams and Aaron Jones.
Denver Broncos +200
The Broncos are hoping to have another tough season ahead of them. It doesn’t help that they’re in a division that has been dominated by the Kansas City Chiefs in recent years. At the moment, Teddy Bridgewater and Drew Lock are fighting for the QB 1 position. Adding Rodgers to their roster would improve their offense significantly, but we don’t think it would be enough to get them to the Super Bowl.
But it would be cool to see Rodgers against Mahomes twice a year!
Las Vegas Raiders +550
Another AFC West team tops the list of those who could hook Rodgers, the Las Vegas Raiders. Derek Carr has been the Raiders’ main player for years, but he continues to fail to lead his team to a winning season. After hiring Jon Gruden as head coach in 2018 and moving to Las Vegas last season, the Raiders hope to turn things around and become a winning organization again.
Rodgers coming to the Raiders would make sense, especially with weapons like Josh Jacobs and Darren Waller. But I’m not sure Gruden and Mark Davis would be welcoming. Looks like they put all of their eggs in Carr’s basket. They also have Marcus Mariota on the roster, who showed up in big games last season.
Saints of New Orleans +800
With the retirement of Drew Brees, QB 1 is up for grabs in New Orleans. At the moment, Taysom Hill and Jameis Winston are the main contenders. Adding Rodgers to the Saints would be a good addition since the team seems to be making the playoffs year after year. But it doesn’t look like coach Sean Payton is a good fit for Rodgers.
To complete the list:
- Washington Football Team +1200
- Miami Dolphins +1800
- Carolina Panthers +1800
If Rodgers doesn’t return to Green Bay, it will be difficult for all Wisconsin fans. Good news for those in the state, the Oneida Nation now allows sports betting! This agreement makes Oneida Casino in Green Bay the only place where sports bettors can place bets. So fans can still bet on their beloved Packers, even if Rodgers isn’t leading the team this year.