Aaron Rodgers is being linked to the Colts, should Indy be interested in acquiring him?
Another offseason is here, and again, there are already rumors of Aaron Rodgers leaving Green Bay and coming to the Indianapolis Colts.
Last year, Pat McAfee made a huge push to get Aaron Rodgers to come to the Indianapolis Colts, but Rodgers ended up re-signing with the Green Bay Packers for two years. Fast-forward to this year and the same thing is happening, with a year left on Rodgers’ deal. So should he come to Indianapolis this time with reports that the Packers are likely to trade him outside of their conference?
Bringing in Rodgers would make a compelling story on a veteran making the move to a new team to win a Super Bowl. In recent memory, Peyton Manning, Tom Brady, and Mathew Stafford have all done this and won a Super Bowl with their new team. If Rodgers were to do this, he’d become the third quarterback in the Super Bowl era to have won the Super Bowl on two different teams, following both Manning and Brady.
The New York Jets and Las Vegas Raiders are more likely to land Rodgers than Indy, based on what those two teams have to offer. With a plethora of picks, they can make a deal happen. It would end up costing the Colts too much to make this move.
Here’s why Aaron Rodgers is not a fit for Colts in 2023
It’s time to jump off this train of Rodgers wearing the blue and white. Fans have been clamoring all season to finally get their quarterback in the draft and stop with the veteran bridge quarterbacks. After Philip Rivers, Carson Wentz, and Matt Ryan, do fans still want another quarterback that is going to cost too much to bring in? The Packers would likely ask for the fourth-overall pick, and if not several positional pieces to make this move happen.
It would not make sense for Chris Ballard to give away major assets and picks to acquire the four-time Most Valuable Player at this stage in his career. Rodgers is 39 years old and has been in the NFL for 18 seasons. He likely has just a few years left before retirement.
If the Colts are ready to go all-in on a single season and just care about what happens in the 2023-2024 season, sure go for it. But if they are wanting success for a decade winning “multiple Super Bowls” as team owner Jim Irsay says, then it’s going to require keeping your major assets and going with youth at the position.
Rodgers is not a fit in Indianapolis and the Colts will be lucky to have him go elsewhere while the rebuild continues.