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Aaron Rodgers wants out of Green Bay, that much we know. We do not know whether he is going to get his wish or not, but everyone wants to speculate on potential landing spots if he does.
Stephen A. Smith and Max Kellerman are no different. The two ESPN talking heads revealed their perfect landing spots for Rodgers on First Take on Friday.
Technically, Smith cheated and picked two teams, but one stood above the other. Smith believes the Washington Football Team would be a good fit for Rodgers.
“Believe it or not, I am with the Washington Football Team,” Smith said. “This might be the perfect landing spot. And I’ll take into consideration San Francisco [49ers] as well, but I’m at the Washington Football Team.
“[Terry] McLaurin can ball, we know that. [J.D.] McKissic, he can ball a little bit as well. Logan Thomas, he can ball a little bit from the receiving spot. Antonio Gibson can run the football. Their defense is big time. They’re in the NFC Least. So by default, Aaron Rodgers being in the division would guarantee them a division title.”
There may be a few Cowboys fans who disagree, especially with Dak Prescott returning and the defensive moves made in the offseason, but Smith has a point.
Rodgers would instantly give Washington the best quarterback in that division, and they already field far-and-away the best defense. Add wide receiver Curtis Samuel and second-round pick Sam Cosmi to a solid, young group of weapons, and you instantly have a competitive team with Rodgers.
Kellerman took a different route.
Though he briefly mentioned Cleveland, Kellerman discussed things such as franchise markets and conferences, and that combination led him to one conclusion: the Miami Dolphins.
“The answer is the Miami Dolphins, all things considered,” Kellerman replied. “First off, I don’t think Green Bay is going to trade him in the NFC. You don’t want to see, as Stephen A. would say ‘that bad man in the playoffs,’ right? So now I’m starting to look at the AFC.
“They’re ascending. They won 10 games last year. And they did it with an offensive line that was better than the year before, but they did not rest on their laurels. You could argue that the Dolphins had the best draft in the NFL.”
Tua Tagovailoa looks to be the future there, but would adding Rodgers change that? Absolutely, as this roster is built to win now. They almost made the playoffs last season, and they have new weapons Will Fuller V and Jaylen Waddle now in the mix.
What do you think? Do like you Washington or Miami? How about another landing spot such as San Francisco or Cleveland?
Here is a video of the First Take segment, if you want to watch it in its entirety.
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