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It’s still rumor season. R-E-L-A-X

No seriously.

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If you’re one to follow all the tweets and comments and broadcasts and chatter about where top players - particularly elite quarterbacks - are going to end up when free agency opens or trade talks are viable, then you’re in for a long few weeks.

This is officially rumor season - or at the very least, “read way too much into everything season.”

A week ago, it seemed like everybody thought Aaron Rodgers was going to Denver.

Then Aaron Rodgers and his fiancé Shailene Woodley broke off their engagement, so that must mean he’s not coming to Denver, anymore. Right?!?

And now we learn that the Packers hired out of retirement Tom Clements, a QB coach Rodgers has credited for his early development in the NFL. So I guess...he’s staying at Green Bay?

But Andrew Brandt - who correctly predicted last year there was no way Rodgers would leave the Packers, even when all hope seemed lost for Green Bay keeping him - still believes it’s a different mood in Packerland this season and that there’s no way Rodgers stays.

So what’s my point?






Really, no one knows what is going to happen with Rodgers. He may not even know. If he hasn’t just decided to stay, it seems likely he shops his options. And if that’s the case, the Broncos seem to be a pretty likely landing spot.

But there’s no sense reading tea leaves when we’ll all know in a few weeks how this QB market is going to shake out.

Because this might be what we end up with:

Broncos/NFL News

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Report: Packers move to bring back Tom Clements as Aaron Rodgers considers his future - ProFootballTalk
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