Indianapolis Colts should trade for Aaron Rodgers
The Indianapolis Colts are just a quarterback away from being a Super Bowl contender. Getting the league MVP might make them the favorites.
These types of opportunities don’t come up very often. The Indianapolis Colts have the opportunity to trade for the league MVP in Aaron Rodgers, who is the kind of target you risk everything for.
I say that because they truly have assets that they could give up and still have a very good team left behind.
If Indy trades the Packers multiple future first-round picks, throws in Carson Wentz, and perhaps Nyheim Hines, that should be enough to get Rodgers. The Packers would likely be interested in Hines out of the backfield as a pass-catcher, they could use Wentz as a veteran to back up Jordan Love, and use the draft picks to rebuild their team.
Could the Indianapolis Colts trade for Aaron Rodgers?
Chris Ballard is not afraid to trade picks. We’ve already seen that in recent drafts, and in trading for Wentz this offseason. I understand they did just trade for Wentz and are committed to him right now. But Rodgers would make this team the favorites to win it all.
Not only would those assets help the Packers, but the Colts have the cap space to keep Rodgers happy (remember all that extension money for Darius Leonard and Quenton Nelson?). Rodgers also wants to go to a team that can contend for the Super Bowl and Indianapolis certainly checks that box. The Packers would want significant compensation, and Ballard could provide that as well.
Do I think a trade will happen? No. Ballard already traded for a quarterback this offseason. But this would be the type of move that would excite the fanbase at a level perhaps to the point we’ve never seen. It would also make this team a true contender for the next five years.
If I’m Ballard, I at least pick up the phone and try. It can’t hurt to ask before getting told no.