Broncos ‘Leery’ About Potential Cost To Trade For Aaron Rodgers?

Mike Florio of Pro Football Talk, citing a league source, reports that the Broncos are leery about the total cost of possibly trading for Packers QB Aaron Rodgers.

Aaron Rodgers

According to Florio, the general belief is that the Packers would want three first-round picks and a second-round pick in a deal for Rodgers, which doesn’t include the compensation it would take to sign Rodgers to new a deal.

With this in mind, Florio says Denver “may not have the zeal” to trade for Rodgers that many have presumed this offseason.

The Broncos reportedly checked in with the Packers about Rodgers during the draft and they are one of three teams along with the 49ers and Raiders that were reportedly on Rodgers’ list of landing spots.

Denver currently has Drew Lock and Teddy Bridgewater battling it out for the starting job this summer. 

Green Bay has maintained that they will not trade Rodgers and plan to have him in place as their quarterback for the foreseeable future.

Rodgers skipped offseason workouts and there has been recent buzz that sportsbooks are preparing for him to retire. Packers’ veterans are set to report for training camp on Wednesday, so this situation will start to become more clear in the near future.

Adam Schefter reported last week that Rodgers turned down a two-year extension from Green Bay this offseason. 

The deal would have tied him to the Packers for five seasons in total and made him the highest-paid player in the NFL, per Schefter. 

Rodgers, 37, is a former first-round pick of the Packers back in 2005. He agreed to a four-year, $134 million extension that includes over $100 million guaranteed in 2018. 

Rodgers is owed base salaries of $15,050,000 and $25 million over the next two years of the agreement.

In 2020, Rodgers appeared in all 16 games for the Packers and completed 70.7 percent of his passes for 4,299 yards, 48 touchdowns, and five interceptions. He also rushed for 149 yards and three touchdowns.

We’ll have more regarding Rodgers and the Packers as the news is available. 

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