NBC Sports reports that Aaron Rodgers is open to staying with the Green Bay Packers. But their source also says he has trade deals already in place with Tennessee Titans, Denver Broncos, and Pittsburgh Steelers. The Broncos need a QB. Big Ben retired from the Steelers. So he would be needed there.
But Rogers did buy land in middle Tennessee earlier this year which had everyone buzzing about possibilities of him joining the Titans. Our listeners pretty much said, "love Ryan Tannehill, but if Aaron Rodgers is available, you gotta try to make him a Titan." But that begs the question, "what would you do with Ryan Tannehill?".
The Titans couldn't just drop him, because his salary would still be counted against the cap. That would be a financial disaster. But he could be traded back to Green Bay who would need a quarterback to replace Rodgers and get under the salary cap. (They are way over the cap right now).
PFT’s Mike Florio said:
“Per a source with knowledge of the situation, Rodgers has specific deals lined up with other teams — and those teams have trade compensation lined up with the Packers,” Florio said. “The potential moves have been arranged, essentially, with the permission of the Packers.”
“To be clear, if Rodgers chooses Denver or Tennessee or Pittsburgh, the deals will fall into place quickly, both as to the trade terms and as to the contract Rodgers would sign,” Florio continued.
ESPN’s Dianna Russini reported Rodgers wants 50 million dollars a year. But he's denied that's the case.