NFL Analyst Urges the Packers to Trade Aaron Rodgers for Baker Mayfield

Published 05/10/2021, 2:28 PM EDT
Jan 3, 2021; Chicago, IL, USA; Green Bay Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers (12) passes against the Chicago Bears during their football game Sunday, January 3, 2021, at Soldier Field in Chicago, Ill. Mandatory Credit: Dan Powers-USA TODAY NETWORK


Aaron Rodgers has been in the news for quite some time now. Last week, prior to the draft, news broke that Rodgers wanted out of Green Bay Packers.

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The news came as no surprise, because of how poor the relationship has been between the Packers and Rodgers. But will the Packers let him go? They may not have much of a choice.

Nonetheless, if they have to let him go, one NFL analyst believes that the Packers should send him to the Browns in exchange for Baker Mayfield.

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NFL analyst Nick Wright spoke on First Things First about the Aaron Rodgers-Green Bay Packers conundrum. He believes that the Packers’ best option is to let him go to the Cleveland Browns in exchange for Baker Mayfield.

Mayfield is a young quarterback who had an excellent season and made history by taking the Cleveland Browns to the Playoffs and winning them their first game in almost 2 decades.

Jan 17, 2021; Kansas City, Missouri, USA; Cleveland Browns quarterback Baker Mayfield (6) throws against the Kansas City Chiefs during the first half in the AFC Divisional Round playoff game at Arrowhead Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Denny Medley-USA TODAY Sports
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“If you’re the Packers, this is the absolute best you could possibly do. A former number one overall pick coming off of his best season of his career, where he won a playoff game, who is about to get a new contract but has not yet gotten one.” 

Baker Mayfield in exchange for Aaron Rodgers?

Mayfield is due for a new and improved contract after his rookie contract expires. And the Packers could benefit from bringing in a younger quarterback, who has room to grow in the next decade or so.

So if the Packers can make a move to bring in Baker Mayfield, they should absolutely do so. They will not be able to replace Aaron Rodgers or get equity for him in a trade, but Mayfield definitely helps them find success in the future.

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“He is almost 12 years younger than Rodgers, lets you reset the clock on that, and get it going with Baker for the next decade. What you hoped Jordan Love could be, Baker Mayfield actually would be.”

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Should the Packers go for Baker Mayfield in a trade for Aaron Rodgers? They seem adamant about retaining Rodgers for the next season. And it appears that the Browns are also committed to holding on to Baker Mayfield, and building around him for the future.

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Aaditya Krishnamurthy

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Aaditya Krishnamurthy is an NBA & NFL journalist for EssentiallySports, before which he worked at BusinessWorld magazine. He has been a fan of Basketball for over 10 years now, since Shaquille O’Neal was a Phoenix Suns player. During his time at Symbiosis School for Liberal Arts, he started a sports magazine for the college called the Overtime Tribune and hosted the Overtime Tribune Podcast until he graduated.

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