Stephen A. Smith Believes this NFC Powerhouse Would Be the Best Fit for Aaron Rodgers

Published 05/05/2021, 10:38 AM EDT
Jan 16, 2021; Green Bay, Wisconsin, USA; Green Bay Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers (12) looks to pass in the first quarter during the game against the Los Angeles Rams at Lambeau Field. Mandatory Credit: Benny Sieu-USA TODAY Sports


Aaron Rodgers could be on his way out of Green Bay this off-season. After years of disappointment, caused by a lack of Super Bowl action, Rodgers is looking to try his hand somewhere else.

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His rapidly deteriorating relationship with the management is perhaps the main reason behind his departure. But what team would Rodgers have the best chance at a Super Bowl? Stephen A. Smith gives his own take.

Smith talked about the potential team for Aaron Rodgers. Should the Green Bay Packers let him go, Aaron Rodgers should go to the New Orleans Saints.

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The Saints have a pretty big hole left at the quarterback position after the retirement of Drew Brees. And Rodgers would have the luxury of playing with excellent offensive players like Alvin Kamara and Michael Thomas.

Dec 25, 2020; New Orleans, Louisiana, USA; New Orleans Saints quarterback Drew Brees (9) gestures after a touchdown run by running back Alvin Kamara (41) in the second quarter against the Minnesota Vikings at the Mercedes-Benz Superdome. Mandatory Credit: Chuck Cook-USA TODAY Sports
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“You know what team I come up with? I come up with the New Orleans Saints. They’re accustomed to having Drew Brees. What about Michael Thomas? What about Alvin Kamara?

“The bottom line is when you look at them right now, I say this is an experienced team that was playing with Drew Brees.And as great and phenomenal as Drew Brees was, God bless him he’s retiring, I’m looking at them right now.” 

Aaron Rodgers could be very successful in NOLA

Smith hinted that Rodgers could be even better than Brees with the Saints.. The Saints have a squad rich in talent with the likes of Kamara, Thomas, and Tre’Quan Smith. Add to that a coach like Sean Payton, who has proven himself on several occasions.

Rodgers is still at his best, showing that to the league by having yet another MVP season at the age of 37. And the advantage with Rodgers is that he can rush the ball just as well as he can pass it.

“You’ve got Tre’Quan Smith, they got Michael Thomas, you’ve got Alvin Kamara. You’ve got experience, you’ve got the play calling of Sean Payton, a defense that’s no joke.

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“And you’re playing in a dome after suffering all these years playing outdoors at Lambeau Field. And by the way, Aaron Rodgers can not only throw well if not better than Drew Brees,  he actually can run with the football too.”

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Should the New Orleans Saints make a move for Aaron Rodgers? The Saints have stated that they will let Jameis Winston and Taysom Hill fight it out for starting honors.

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But if Rodgers were to become available, the Saints should absolutely do what they can to bring him in.

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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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