Either the Las Vegas Raiders are truly keeping everything close to the vest or they never were in on Aaron Rodgers. If you follow any Raiders beat writer or even the national insiders, stories consistently conflict with each other. That’s mostly due to the fact that no one really knows what Rodgers has in store. The possibility exists that No. 12 will end up finishing his career in Green Bay, and that’ll be it. Even so, if he opts for a trade, the Raiders are still expected to be in play, according to ESPN’s Dan Graziano.
What’s the latest with the Las Vegas Raiders and Aaron Rodgers?
In a recent NFL free agency update by Graziano on ESPN+, the Raiders are supposedly still involved in the Rodgers sweepstakes.
“Aaron Rodgers could still decide to retire. He could decide he wants to stay in Green Bay. There could be another team lurking (there are still people who think the Raiders will ultimately get involved, though if they are interested, they’ve been very verrrrrry quiet about it).”
It should surprise no one that Graziano kept those that believe the Raiders will be involved anonymous.
What we do know is that Rodgers is close to a decision. He said so himself in a video while in conversation with Brandon Marshall that’s since gone viral. Again, though, just like Graziano, there’s still no real indication of what he’ll do. He could, in theory, decide he wants to play one more year, whether it’s for the New York Jets or the Raiders. On the other hand, maybe he’s had enough altogether and wishes to begin his life as a full-time golfer; who knows?
One more thing, and this is something to keep in mind. This current Raiders’ regime simply doesn’t have leaks. That’s especially true when compared to previous ones under Jon Gruden and Reggie McKenzie before him. The fact is, no one knows what Dave Ziegler and Josh McDaniels have in store. Much like the Davante Adams trade last year, the possibility exists that the brass has another home run in line. On the other hand, maybe they’re building this team through the draft. Which means they’ll avoid the lure of a “blockbuster” deal that’ll only render short-term results. We’re, of course, referring to a quarterback who probably only has one more year left in him.
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