Could The Giants Be A Dark Horse To Land Aaron Rodgers?

Hey, the New York Giants are allowed to dream.

And a trade for disgruntled Green Bay Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers shouldn’t be ruled out, according to Joe Giglio of NJ.com.

“In fact, the idea of the reigning NFL MVP being traded from the Green Bay Packers to the Giants in a spring or summer blockbuster before training camp shouldn’t be ruled out,” Giglio wrote.

Rodgers is said to be looking for a trade out of Green Bay. Word is, he’s only willing to return if general manager Brian Gutekunst is canned.

The Denver Broncos are believed to be the frontrunners in a potential Rodgers trade. But Giglio proposed several trades for the Giants that just might work. A couple of them would be massive. But if you want to turn things around from a 6-10 finish, as the Giants want to do, you need to swing for the fences.

Besides, there’s no reason for the Packers to keep holding onto Rodgers.

“This is ugly. Rodgers seems dug in. The only way out is more money and more commitment to an aging quarterback that Green Bay seemed content to move on from eventually just one year ago,” Giglio wrote. “Would totally reversing course and caving now be the Packers’ way? It wouldn’t. Move on. Go separate ways. Take the biggest offer ASAP.”

Written by Sam Amico

Sam Amico spent 15 years covering the NBA for Sports Illustrated, FOX Sports and NBA.com, along with a few other spots, and currently runs his own basketball website on the side, FortyEightMinutes.com.

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  1. Hes not “dug in” until training camp starts. Everything between now and then is smoke. Even then he could easily sit out the first 2-3 weeks of the season, host jeopardy a few times before signing and getting the team into the playoffs just like normal. This is a money issue, Pack will be fine until the playoffs regardless. The Bears, Vikings and Lions stink

  2. Somethings gotta give. Aarons only got a few good years left in him and he’s coming off an mvp season. His trade value isn’t getting any higher. They already burned a first rd pick on Jordan love. They either have to move forward with love or trade him to keep Rodgers happy.

    • Love was the 26th pick in the 1st round…yes, a first rounder but very different than say a top 10 pick. Heck, here’s the list of guys taken after Love in Round 1: LB Jordyn Brooks, LB Patrick Queen, OT Isaiah Wilson, CB Noah Igbinoghene, CB Jeff Gladney, RB Clyde Edwards-Elaire. Out of that bunch, Queen seems to be the best prospect. The rest of them I’d say are “burned” picks as well…heck, Isaiah Wilson is out of the league.

      • Let’s not forget Michael Pittman (USC WR) – 40 catches for 503 yds and Jonathan Taylor (WISC RB), who rushed for 1,169 yds and 11 TDs – both made major contributions to the Colts last season. Pittman went #34 and Taylor went #41 (both 2nd round), and obviously they were available when the Pack drafted 26th in the first round.
        How about Chase Claypool (ND WR) who went to the Steelers at #49 (2nd round) and had 62 catches for 873 yds and 9 TDs.
        Anybody think they coulda helped Rodgers and the Pack last season.
        Nah…let’s take a Div. 2 QB and not even activate him all year. Let him spit sunflower shells while watching. Word is the playbook is a little different than the one in D2 football.

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