Aaron Rodgers Will Not Join Broncos, Signs Historic Contract With Packers: Report

Broncos Aaron Rodgers

Getty Green Bay Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers looks skyward.

It’s not happening, Denver Broncos fans. After months of rumors, Aaron Rodgers has officially decided to return to the Green Bay Packers, as first reported by Pat McAfee on Tuesday, March 8.

NFL Network’s Ian Rapoport reported that Rodgers did consider the Broncos.

According to KOA Colorado’s Benjamin Allbright, the “Broncos knew last Sunday he was staying” in Green Bay.

There have been some conflicting reports regarding Rodgers’ contract. Rapoport reported the Packers and Rodgers agreed to a four-year deal worth $200 million, which would make Rodgers the highest-paid player in NFL history.

However, McAfee reported that those numbers are “not accurate” according to his sources.

Either way, the new contract is expected to reduce Rodgers’ cap number this season. With the newly acquired cap room, the Packers are expected to franchise tag wide receiver Davante Adams, according to Rapoport.

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Broncos to Turn Their Attention to Russell Wilson?

According to Mike Klis of 9News Denver, the Broncos’ Plan B is Russell Wilson, while “Plan C is fluid.” He names Deshaun Watson and Jalen Hurts as possibilities.

The Broncos’ interest in Wilson has been well-documented. KOA Colorado’s Benjamin Allbright previously reported that the Broncos would explore a Wilson trade, if they did not land Rodgers.

Wilson, himself, appears to be open to a trade to the Broncos. On March 6, ESPN’s Jeremy Fowler reported Wilson would be more amenable to a trade to the Broncos than the NFC East.

After talks with people around the league, the three teams that come up most often are Denver, Philadelphia and Washington, with a little Carolina talk. Based on what I know, Wilson would be more amenable to Denver than the NFC East.

Still, the Seattle Seahawks do not appear interested in moving Wilson at this time.

Seahawks head coach Pete Carroll said the franchise has “no intention” of trading Wilson: “It’s been the same every year we’ve been here. So it’s the same as it’s been. We have no intention of making any move there.”

Deshaun Watson & Jalen Hurts Are Also Possibilities

Watson is a complicated option. According to Pro Football Newtork’s Aaron Wilson, the Broncos have been interested in Watson for over a year, but they are hesitant to trade for him due to the accusations he is currently facing.

The Denver Broncos have had interest in Watson for over a year, per sources. Yet, they have some understandable hesitation given the potential reputation fallout due to the graphic and unproven accusations he’s facing and the fact that the team is for sale.

Watson is currently facing 22 civil cases for allegations of sexual assault and inappropriate behavior.

Hurts is a new name. At 23 years old, he is still very young. In fact, he is the same age as draft prospects Kenny Pickett and Matt Corral.

Last season, Hurts led all NFL quarterbacks with 784 rushing yards. The Broncos could build a dynamic rushing offense next season around Hurts, Javonte Williams, and Melvin Gordon III.

The Eagles have shown interest in other quarterbacks, including Deshaun Watson, so they may be open to moving Hurts.

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