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Aaron Rodgers is not worth the draft capital or drama for the Steelers


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Mike Florio of Pro Football Talk had somewhat of a "bombshell" report on Friday night that Aaron Rodgers was deciding between the Packers, Broncos, Titans or Steelers. Florio stated that Rodgers has specific deals lined up with the Denver, Tennesse and Pittsburgh — and those teams have trade compensation lined up with the Packers. The potential moves have been arranged, essentially, with the permission of the Packers.


On Saturday morning, Matt Schneidman debunked Florio's report and said it wasn't true that Rodgers had trades lined up. Schneidman covers the Packers for The Athletic, so I would trust Scheidman's source more than Florio's. Florio's report seems far-fetched anyway.

Aaron Rodgers is a sure-fire Hall of Famer and one of the greatest quarterbacks to ever play the game. You'll find no argument there. However, he's also 38 years old and is known to not be the easiest person to work with. I mean, there's always some kind of drama surrounding Rodgers. I get it that most quarterbacks are alphas, but sometimes it's just too much with Rodgers. He's Brett Favre 2.0. Ben Roethlisberger was a drama queen at times also, but he was never on Rodgers' level.


I know Rodgers has praised Mike Tomlin and the city of Pittsburgh on the Pat McAfee Show, but I just don't see the Steelers being a right fit for him. The Steelers don't even have a competent offensive line to block for Rodgers as of right now. Their receivers are not all that great, either. How would he mesh with Matt Canada, who only has one year of experience as an offensive coordinator in the NFL? It probably would be a disaster pairing.


The Steelers have the cap space to afford Rodgers, but they're not going to give up two first-round picks for a 38-year-old quarterback. That's just not how the Steelers operate.


The Broncos are reportedly ready to offer the ninth pick this year, their second-round pick this year and next year’s first for Rodgers. Denver seems like the logical landing spot for Rodgers, or he'll just stay in Green Bay. It's just not going to happen in Pittsburgh. And with the constant drama surrounding Rodgers, that's a good thing.









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