Deshaun Watson, Matthew Stafford and Carson Wentz could be among those available in a trade this offseason. However, if Green Bay Packers head coach Matt LaFleur has anything to say about it, Aaron Rodgers won't be part of an intriguing trade market for quarterbacks.
Whether that feeling is mutual or not remains to be seen.
After a disappointing loss at home to the Tampa Bay Buccaneers in the NFC Championship Game, LaFleur didn't mince words about whether he wants Rodgers, the likely league MVP, back in 2021:
Rodgers had a much less definitive answer on the topic:
This problem, of course, is self-inflicted, perhaps not by LaFleur, but by the Packers organization, who moved up to select quarterback Jordan Love with the No. 26 pick in the 2020 NFL Draft. If not for that trade, there wouldn't be any discussion about the future of Rodgers, who led the league with 48 touchdown passes in 2020.
Rodgers is 37, but it coming off of one the finest seasons in his illustrious career. He also just lost to Tom Brady, now 43, on the NFC's highest stage, so there's reason to believe he could have five or more really good seasons left. Love's presence, though, does make you wonder whether Rodgers, like Brady, could finish his career with a team other than the one he'll be most remembered with.
It's hard to imagine the Packers seriously entertaining the possibility of trading Rodgers this offseason. Not only is he still playing at an elite level, but Over The Cap says that the Packers would have to take on $31.5 million in dead cap money if Rodgers was traded before June 1.
However, if Rodgers decides he wants to start a new chapter in his career in 2021, that could obviously change things.