The most popular topic of the NFL offseason has certainly been the rumors about Aaron Rodgers wanting out of Green Bay. Now, you can bet on it at DraftKings Sportsbook. Do you think Rodgers will remain in Green Bay? Will Denver trade for him? You can put your money where your mouth is, and wager on which team Rodgers takes his first snap with in 2021.
Let’s take a look at the betting market for Aaron Rodgers’ next team, along with some potential fits, with odds courtesy of DraftKings Sportsbook.
Aaron Rodgers Next Team Odds – Packers the Favorite Despite Rumors
If the Packers trade Aaron Rodgers, the Broncos (+200) are the favorites 👀
— DraftKings Sportsbook (@DKSportsbook) May 3, 2021
The Packers at -125 are the favorites, but the Broncos (+200) and Raiders (+500) are close enough on the odds list to be considered legitimate contenders. Let’s take a look at two potential landing spots for Rodgers if he does not return to the Packers.
Will the Broncos trade for Aaron Rodgers?
The team with the best odds after the Packers are the Denver Broncos, who are +200 on this list of odds. There are many reasons to think the Broncos are a logical landing spot. Denver has a plethora of weapons on offense, John Elway would certainly give Rodgers the freedom he so desires, but another motive has grabbed social media by storm.
— Broncos Wire (@TheBroncosWire) April 29, 2021
Could this be behind some of the motivation for the move? Or is this just a way to boost the odds for Denver to +200? Keep in mind, the Broncos and Packers’ Super Bowl odds were affected by this news as well, which is another indicator of money being wagered on one side or another.
— Ian Rapoport (@RapSheet) May 1, 2021
Time will tell, but it is quite clear that something is going on with the Rodgers to Denver rumors, as many top media outlets have reported it as a landing spot and DraftKings has Denver as second behind Green Bay for the odds.
Raiders Aaron Rodgers Odds and Rumors
If not Denver and Rodgers is traded, could the Las Vegas Raiders be involved?
"Aaron Rodgers is under contract to another team; I can't talk about him." – #Raiders GM Mike Mayock, on reports of Rodgers having the Raiders as one of 3 teams he would like to be traded to from the #Packers.
— Paul Gutierrez (@PGutierrezESPN) April 30, 2021
While this is certainly a great way to dodge tampering, one would like to think that the Raiders are interested in pursuing this if Rodgers is indeed available and wants to play in Las Vegas. Per this report from ProFootballTalk, that seems quite possible.
From unimpeachable source: As of last night, Aaron Rodgers’ wish list was 49ers, Broncos, Raiders (not necessarily in that order). He wanted Packers to take the 49ers’ offer. Next move by Rodgers is TBD.
— ProFootballTalk (@ProFootballTalk) April 29, 2021
What could attract Rodgers in Las Vegas? Jon Gruden and Mike Mayock certainly are fans of the quarterback, but the roster itself is much worse off than some other contenders for Rodgers’ potential services. After Darren Waller, the Raiders’ weapons in the passing game are few and far between. Second-year Henry Ruggs would have to take a leap but after him are players such as Bryan Edwards and Hunter Renfrow.
Regardless of who Rodgers plays for in 2021, even if he stays in Green Bay, this is certainly one of the most intriguing stories of the NFL offseason.
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