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Broncos Country in waiting game for Rodgers news

Is he a Bronco yet? How about now?

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Following the conclusion of the 2021 draft last week, all eyes are on the Green Bay and what they’re going to do with their MVP Super Bowl-winning quarterback.

For whatever reason, salary cap considerations, fear, denial, or a combination of all three, Aaron Rodgers was not traded to Denver on the first night of the draft. Not moving Rodgers during the draft cost them the chance to pit potential suitors against one another and further delayed their use of the picks acquired in the trade to the 2022 season.

While the conversation seems to revolve around the Raiders, 49ers, and, for some reason, the Dolphins, no team in the NFL is better suited to make an offer to the Packers than the Denver Broncos. The Raiders have $6 million in cap space, the 49ers drafted Trey Lance, and the Dolphins somehow keep forgetting that they have Tua Tagovailoa. The Denver Broncos currently sit with over $25 Million in cap space.

...and so we wait.

While hostilities between Rodgers and Green Bay has somewhat cooled, it’s still looks unlikely this relationship could be repaired. Personally, I can’t think of a situation where the narrative surrounding an unhappy quarterback, amped up to this degree, has flipped to such a degree that they end up staying. Eventually, the Green Bay Packers will need to come to terms with the reality that Aaron Rodgers wants out. Then they will realize that because they waited, their trade partners are severely limited and the dowry offered for Rodgers services won’t be as lucrative as it could have been on just a week ago.

...and so we wait.

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