- With Tom Brady’s decision made, Aaron Rodgers is the quarterback with the biggest choice left to make this offseason
- One ESPN analyst believes Rodgers shouldn’t choose one popular possible destination
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Now that we know for sure (probably) what Tom Brady’s plans are for next season, we are left with one other quarterback that remains a major question mark. Whatever decision Aaron Rodgers makes on his future will have a massive impact on the NFL.
There is a chance that he just calls it a career after considering that option last year. However, he also has quite a few options available if he decides to stick around.
Since the middle of the NFL season, fans and analysts have been speculating about different destinations where Rodgers could end up. The most popular options had been the Steelers and the Broncos. The Broncos even helped that speculation by hiring Rodgers’ offensive coordinator as their new head coach.
Thanks to Brady’s retirement, Rodgers seems to have a new option. The Tampa Bay Buccaneers are a playoff team with a sudden opening at quarterback.
On the surface, it seems to make sense. However, ESPN analyst Marcus Spears voiced his concerns about the move today on “Get Up”.
Aaron Rodgers to the Bucs!? 👀
"If I'm Aaron Rodgers, there's no way IN THE WORLD I'm going to Tampa after Tom Brady just left!" —@mspears96 pic.twitter.com/BiTS7TA0aI
— Get Up (@GetUpESPN) February 2, 2022
Spears is definitely right about Tampa Bay being a team Rodgers should avoid, but the Brady factor is just one reason.
As good as the Bucs have been the last couple of years, they could look very different next season. They are only about $7.5 million under the cap right now, but have a ton of their offensive weapons entering free agency. Chris Godwin, Leonard Fournette, Ronald Jones, and OJ Howard are all free agents this offseason.
It makes the Bucs a much less appealing team than they’ve been the last couple of seasons and should make it easy for Aaron Rodgers to pick another trade destination.