Here’s How Bill Belichick Could Provide Green Bay Packers a Lifeline to Lure Back Aaron Rodgers

Published 07/14/2021, 7:54 AM EDT
November 5, 2020; Santa Clara, California, USA; Green Bay Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers (12) celebrates after the game against the San Francisco 49ers at Levi’s Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Kyle Terada-USA TODAY Sports


The Green Bay Packers find themselves in a soup. With franchise QB Aaron Rodgers reportedly wanting out, the Packers pose the risk of losing the 2020 NFL MVP.

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Rodgers has been a lifelong servant to the Packers franchise. Delivering them a Super Bowl, the QB is now a bonafide superstar in the NFL. He’s infact so good that he can make throws like these look like child’s play. 

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While Aaron Rodgers‘ exact grievances are unknown, word is that the QB is miffed with the Packers front office. And there are reasons to believe this.   

The franchise drafted rookie QB Jordan Love in 2020 without even informing Rodgers. This shocked everyone. Many believed that the franchise would pick a first-round wide receiver to aid Rodgers’ offense. 

But that ended up being far from the case. Roping in his direct replacement the franchise deprived Aaron Rodgers yet again of first-round offensive talent. Something that has been a recurring theme throughout his career. 

Belichick’s Patriots can provide Aaron Rodgers a first-round talent

Much to Aaron Rodgers’ dismay, the Green Bay Packers have been really picky when it comes to drafting first-round offensive talent. The last time the franchise drafted a wide receiver with their first-round pick was back in 2002, two seasons before Rodgers ultimately joined the league. 

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While 2014 second-round pick Davante Adams has grown into an All Pro wideout, Rodgers’ supporting cast over the years has often not been as good as some of his competitors.  

This attitude of the franchise is perhaps another major contributor to their deteriorating relationship with their star QB. But even though the draft this season has been done and dusted, the Packers can still land themselves a first-round wideout.

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

New England Patriots wide receiver N’Keal Harry has reportedly put in a trade request. Picked up by the Patriots in the first-round of the 2019 NFL Draft, Harry has so far failed to live up to the expectations. 

Playing under two quarterbacks in successive years has hampered the wideout’s growth and is looking to move away from New England. But now Patriots GM and Head Coach Bill Belichick can provide a lifeline to Harry and the Packers as well.

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As per reports, the Patriots would be willing to let go of Harry for a fifth or sixth-round pick. Given Harry is only 23, the Packers would be wise to swoop in for the wide receiver. 

A first-round talent not long ago, Harry is an imposing downfield target. One that Aaron Rodgers could really use when throwing some of those hallmark Hail Marys. 

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The Packers must do all that they can to convince Aaron Rodgers to return to Green Bay. And trading in an offensive talent with a high-ceiling could be a small step towards achieving that.  

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Shivayan Roy

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Shivayan Roy is currently an NFL writer at EssentiallySports. After completing his Masters Diploma in Journalism from the Asian College of Journalism, Roy functioned as a reporter for Goal.com and extensively covered the FIFA U-17 World Cup.

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