Raiders Coach Jon Gruden Reportedly ‘Will Do Anything’ To Land Packers QB Rodgers

The biggest NFL storyline now that the league’s draft is in the books is what happens next to Green Bay Packers franchise quarterback Aaron Rodgers.

The 37-year-old is coming off another MVP season in which he helped Green Bay make it all the way to the NFC Championship Game, a game that they then lost to Tom Brady and the Tampa Bay Buccaneers.

After the game, people wondered where Rodgers would play in 2021 and whether he would be happy in Green Bay if he were forced to stay there.

One team that has been on a QB hunt for a while are the Las Vegas Raiders, and the nine-time Pro Bowler and three-time All-Pro’s desire to play ‘out west’ would come true, should Las Vegas make a deal with him.

A major factor in where Rodgers ends up may be the influence of Raiders coach Jon Gruden, who is a huge Rodgers fan and who would love to plug him into the Raiders lineup on Day One.

One media member who thinks that Gruden will go out of his way to try and land Rodgers is ESPN’s Mike Greenburg. Greenburg said Tuesday on ESPN’s Get Up that Gruden REALLY wants Rodgers to be part of the Raiders roster in 2021.

“It is my belief that Jon Gruden will do anything, and would give anything, to get Aaron Rodgers,” Greenburg said.

Las Vegas already has a high-profile QB under center, Derek Carr, but acquiring Rodgers would still be a massive boost. Last season, Rodgers threw for 4,299 yards, 48 touchdowns, and just 5 interceptions. If they have Rodgers, the Raiders would become the frontrunner in the AFC right away and may even be a Super Bowl contender.

Written by Matt Loede

Matt has been a part of the Cleveland Sports landscape working in the media since 1994 when he graduated from broadcasting school. His coverage beats include the Cleveland Indians, Cleveland Browns and Cleveland Cavaliers. He's written three books, and won the "2020 AP Sports Stringer Lifetime Service Award."


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