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 are all still wondering…what is Rodgers going to do?
Rodgers hasn’t been shy about his unhappiness in Green Bay. He is ready to leave his Packer days behind him after 17 years, but now what?
Yes, he is engaged. And to an actress, who most likely spends most of her time in California. Does that mean Rodgers could hang up his football cleats and host Jeopardy!? He also hasn’t been shy about his love for the game show and dreams of one day being the full-time host (he got a temporary shot at the job as one of the rotating guest hosts following Alex Trebek’s passing).
Against The Clock
There isn’t much time left for Rodgers to make up his mind. He did NOT opt out of his contract, and a trade is highly unlikely, especially this late in the game. The Packers kick off their preseason on August 14 at home against the Houston Texans.
So, with the season creeping up on us, only time will tell where Rodgers will end up. Until we know the official answer of where Rodgers will be this season, we can have fun speculating. Even DraftKings put together some odds on where the MVP QB will suit up.
DraftKings has the Packers as the favorites at -150 and a couple of AFC West teams as other leading contenders for the team that Rodgers will play on in the 2021 season.
Green Bay Packers -150
It will be hard for the Packers to part with their MVP QB. He won them a Super Bowl in 2010 and has taken 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 did part ways with Rodgers, the QB front runner 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 another year or two and try to get another Super Bowl ring. After all, he does have some weapons like Davante Adams and Aaron Jones.
Denver Broncos +200
The Broncos are looking to have another tough season ahead of them. It doesn’t help that they are in a division that has been dominated by the Kansas City Chiefs in recent years. As of right now, Teddy Bridgewater and Drew Lock are duking it out for the QB 1 position. Adding Rodgers to their roster would greatly improve their offense, 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 on the top of the list of who could snag Rodgers, the Las Vegas Raiders. Derek Carr has been the Raiders’ main guy for years, but he continues to fall short in getting his team to a winning season. After hiring Jon Gruden as head coach in 2018 and moving to Las Vegas last season, the Raiders are hoping to turn things around and become a winning organization again.
Rodgers coming to the Raiders would actually make sense, especially with weapons like Josh Jacobs and Darren Waller. But I am not sure Gruden and Mark Davis would be welcoming. It seems like they have put all of their eggs in Carr’s basket. They also have Marcus Mariota on the roster, who showed up in some big plays last season.
New Orleans Saints +800
With Drew Brees retiring, the QB 1 spot is up for grabs in New Orleans. Right now, Taysom Hill and Jameis Winston are the leading candidates. Adding Rodgers to the Saints would be a good addition since the team seems to make the playoffs year after year. But it doesn’t seem like coach Sean Payton would be a good fit for Rodgers.
Rounding off the list:
- The Washington Football Team +1200
- Miami Dolphins +1800
- Carolina Panthers +1800
If Rodgers doesn’t end up coming back to Green Bay, it is going to be tough on all of the fans in Wisconsin. Some good news for those in the state, the Oneida Nation is now allowing sports betting! This deal makes Oneida Casino in Green Bay the only place for sports bettors to place wagers. So fans can still place bets on their beloved Packers, even if Rodgers isn’t leading the team this year.